Defining the Role of the Public Library: A Qualitative Analysis of Mission Statements
It is found that public libraries see themselves as fulfilling many roles, some continuing their traditional tasks, some responding to the new Information Economy, and some reflecting intangible values. The planning manuals are seen to neglect many of these roles, with the exception of the latest version. Libraries are encouraged to better utilize mission statements in order to communicate these many roles and so demonstrate their continuing relevance in the new information context.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:public libraries aims and objectives north carolina mission statements
Date of Publication:04/06/2008