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Evaluation Of Leadership In Ontario Public Libraries, Reed Osborne Aug 1995

Evaluation Of Leadership In Ontario Public Libraries, Reed Osborne

MPA Major Research Papers

This paper examines whether the leadership performance appraisal ratings of public library chief executive officers (CEOs) are influenced by the gender of the CEO. Surveys with 272 board members and management or professional staff at public libraries in Ontario were conducted to determine their evaluations of the CEO for 14 leadership qualities. The findings reveal that female CEOs carry an additional burden in the form of ongoing gender role tensions that male CEOs do not have to endure.


Document Availability And Delivery: Problems And Prospects For Developing Countries, Antoinette Paris Powell Jan 1995

Document Availability And Delivery: Problems And Prospects For Developing Countries, Antoinette Paris Powell

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

The central theme of this paper was originally developed for the Third Conference on Librarians in International Development held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A. in May of 1991 . The idea for the paper had its roots in the Vllth World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists (IAALD) where Syed Salim Agha presented a paper entitled "Effecting Information Transfer Through the Document Delivery Process in South East Asia." In that paper Syed Salim Agha outlined the barriers to document delivery along with potential solutions. His presentation left a lasting impression and six ...


The Lesbian And Gay Past: An Interpretive Battleground, Polly Thistlethwaite Jan 1995

The Lesbian And Gay Past: An Interpretive Battleground, Polly Thistlethwaite

Publications and Research

The lesbian and gay past is an interpretive battleground that mainstream archives have refused to enter, assuming few risks in collecting, naming, or identifying archival collections. At the same time, libraries offer up worlds to those who work to unearth the secrets there.

The New York Public Library's 1994 "Becoming Visible" exhibit trumpeted The Arrival of lesbian and gay history to New York's cultural mainstream. The NYPL exhibit denies the library's role in secreting lesbian and gay history, and diminished the contributions of community-based archives to the exhibit.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1995

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

The proliferation of publications in the lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and transgender press has allowed the weaving of a well-informed network of previously isolated individuals and communities, empowering and unifying lesbian, gay, and other sexual minorities," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender' section of Katzes' 1995 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and ...


Predicting Materials Resource Needs: A Quantitative Response To Changing Curricula, Linda A. Hulbert Jan 1995

Predicting Materials Resource Needs: A Quantitative Response To Changing Curricula, Linda A. Hulbert

Library Staff Publications & Presentations

General academic libraries use complex formulas to divide acquisitions budgets for materials, a process known as subject fund allocation. Academic health sciences libraries generally do not elect to fund allocate. With the proliferation of academic programs and the scarcity of funds, it is essential to determine: how much should be spent on each discipline, what is spent in clinical areas, and what it should cost to support new programs. This article discusses a needs assessment formula based on client numbers and types and their relative utilization patterns of various library materials.


Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information Into Library Services. Ed. Ann P. Bishop (Book Review), Raleigh Muns Dec 1994

Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information Into Library Services. Ed. Ann P. Bishop (Book Review), Raleigh Muns

Raleigh Muns

Review of collection of 26 presentations from the 30th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing.