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Dissertation Information for George Edward Craddock Jr.

NAME:
- George Edward Craddock Jr.

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA) (1986)

ADVISORS:
- Edward G. Holley

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Haynes McMullen
- Ray Warren Carpenter
- Barbara B. Moran
- Robert N. Broadus

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: THE ROLE OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR IN THE SMALL PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE

Abstract: This study was undertaken in twenty-two small private liberal arts colleges to determine the degree of consensus by the library directors, the library staff, the faculty, and the administrators on twenty-four statements dealing with the library director's role. Major findings are as follows:

The respondents were more in favor of roles pertaining to library-related activities--especially those of planning for the library, representing the library's interests, monitoring the collection, being responsible for library materials, and consulting with the library staff and delegating decision making--than they were of roles pertaining to academic activities or faculty prerogatives--especially those of serving on faculty committees, sharing in curriculum decisions, voting at faculty meetings, and having faculty rank, tenure, and sabbaticals. Among those roles with which the respondents were least in favor were those of doing research and publishing, allocating book funds, and fund-raising for the institution.

Analyses of responses also identified relationships which exist between various characteristics of the respondents and the attitudes on the role statements. Major conclusions are that variations in the perceptions of the role are related more to one's status within the organizational structure of the institution than to sex, age, faculty rank or division, highest degree, tenure, or opinions on the rank of the director, the identity of the director, or the identity of the library staff.

Major implications are that there is also a role of the faculty in some of the decision making for the library, that collaborative efforts between the director and the faculty are expected in some areas, and that there is a need for developing programs to address the areas of greatest difference in perceptions of the role.

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