Volume 17, Number 1 (1998)

 

Recent Submissions

  • Fleck, Jim (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    The headlines in our newspaper read "Library Breaks Ground for New Building." Our local library was beginning the construction of a new $5 million dollar library facility. As president of our board of trustees, I reflected ...
  • Cain, Dan (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    It's every board's nightmare. Too much money spent on a controversial collection. Operational changes have been made and the board hasn't been kept informed. Constituents are complaining. Trust between board and director ...
  • Seiler, Timothy L. (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    When Benjamin Franklin wrote about launching a subscription library two hundred seventy years ago, he effectively described the basis of how to begin the process of expanding a funding base. Today, and into the twenty-first ...
  • Rose, Virginia (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    At the Monroe County Public Library we were out of space to conduct library business. Lengthy lines at check out, boxes under desks, double-decked book stacks, and installation of extra shelves meant fewer chairs than ever. ...
  • Ferguson, David L. (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    Making difficult decisions about public funds and public services is not an easy assignment, and doing it in the fishbowl of a public meeting makes it all that much tougher for many public library trustees. The Indiana ...
  • Saucerman, Steve; Jurewicz, Lynn (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    Library directors do not make policy and library boards do not direct daily library operations. The key issue in the relationship is that responsibilities of boards and directors should be divided through careful consideration ...
  • Farah, Jeanne T.; Otte, Sally (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    The gavel falls... The roll call taken... And the minutes approved... Where are you? You are attending your first library board meeting. How did you become a member of the library board and what do you do next? You ...
  • Indiana Libraries (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
  • Cate, Fred H. (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    In 1996, the American Library Association reported 664 formal challenges to material in schools, school libraries, and public libraries. Although that figure reflects a decline for the second year in a row, it is significant ...
  • Laughlin, Sara, 1949- (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
  • Johnson, Millard (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    In January 1998 the citizens of Indiana became the first Americans to have universal, free public access to a large suite of commercial databases. They are able to peruse this million dollar resource from any computer ...
  • Carver, John; Carver, Miriam Mayhew (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    It seems like many years since anyone considered a library merely a place with books, or a librarian just a person who checks them out. But it is a reasonably safe bet that conceptions of the position and role of the library ...
  • Marks, Sidney (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    Politically speaking, the formerly agreed upon need to support libraries is becoming problematic. We library trustees will increasing be unsuccessful in finding support for traditional library roles. Businesses or new types ...
  • Canal, Bruce A. (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    It's 9 p.m. and Susan, an experienced librarian, escorts the last patron, Mrs. Wilson, to the exit. Susan locks the door behind her and is left inside alone. Before gathering her personal things to leave, Susan decides to ...
  • Miller, Ellen G. (H.W. Wilson Company, 1998)
    Why is that we library trustees so often see trees and not the forest? One symptom of that problem is complaints from fellow board members about "having to spend so much time on that monthly meeting."