Is a Combined School/Public Library Right for Your Community?

(2006) Is a Combined School/Public Library Right for Your Community? Iowa Library Services (Library of Iowa, State)

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Abstract

This document is intended to assist Iowa communities in making informed decisions on combining school and public library services. It provides decision-makers with a means of assessing the feasibility of establishing a combined library and, if the decision is made to proceed, with a Planning Guide that addresses the many areas of library operations that need to be considered if the combined library is to be successful. Alternatives to combining libraries exist. Contracted services provide one such option. There are many areas where school and public libraries can and should collaborate in order to provide better service to the community. These alternatives are also outlined in this document.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Libraries, media centers, public schools
Subjects: Education > Libraries and archives > Public libraries
Education > Libraries and archives > School media centers
ID Code: 3759
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2009 17:28
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/3759

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