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Dissertation Information for Verna Leah Pungitore

NAME:
- Verna Leah Pungitore
- (Alias) Verna Pungitore
- (Alias) Verna L. Pungitore

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of Pittsburgh (USA) (1983)

ADVISORS:
- Martha L. Manheimer

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Thomas J. Galvin
- Allen Kent
- Patrick R. Penland
- Donald Shirey

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: EFFECTS OF AUTOMATION ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN OF PUBLIC AND ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

Abstract: Purpose. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an instrument to measure the extent to which public and academic libraries are automated; to identify structural and staffing characteristics suitable for a comparative organizational study of libraries; and to examine interrelationships among library organizational characteristics in order to generate hypotheses concerning the influence of automation on the internal design of libraries.

Procedure. The study was limited to a random sample of those public, four-year college and university libraries in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin with a minimum of twenty-five employees. A direct mail questionnaire, including a scale developed to measure level of automation, was used to collect data on library contextual, structural and staffing characteristics. Multiple correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were the primary statistical techniques used to explore trends and relationships. Item analysis was the principle means of assessing the internal consistency of the level of automation measure.

Principle Findings. Public libraries scored significantly lower on the level of automation variable than did academic libraries. Level of automation had no appreciable influence on variations in staff size, director's span of control, delegation of authority, or number of departments. It was found to have a moderately weak linear association with number of job titles and with the extent of the director's professional activities. From the data, fifteen tentative relationships (some curvilinear) were hypothesized; and certain modifications in the study design and operational definitions were proposed.

MPACT Scores for Verna Leah Pungitore

A = 7
C = 15
A+C = 22
T = 7
G = 1
W = 7
TD = 7
TA = 0
calculated 2008-07-07 10:41:53

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Students under Verna Leah Pungitore

ADVISEES:
- Sarah Louise Mort - Indiana University (1992)
- Nevin Douglas Raber - Indiana University (1992)
- Sulaiman Al-Ogla - Indiana University (1993)
- Somporn Puttapithakporn - Indiana University (1994)
- Janis Evelyn Jordan - Indiana University (1997)
- Mikyeong Cha - Indiana University (1998)
- Julia A. Hersberger - Indiana University (1998)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- Catherine Howard - Indiana University (1988)
- Connie Jean Van Fleet - Indiana University (1990)
- Marilyn Money Irwin - Indiana University (1991)
- Martha Johanna McDonald - Indiana University (1991)
- Hassan Al-Sereihy - Indiana University (1993)
- Stanley A. Hannah - Indiana University (1994)
- Zainal Hasibuan - Indiana University (1995)
- Jamal Abdullah Alaqeeli - Indiana University (1996)
- Maria Emilia Lopez-Madrazo - Indiana University (1996)
- Johnny Franklin Quinn Jr. - Indiana University (1996)
- Carole Elizabeth Nowicke - Indiana University (1998)
- Brian W. Sturm - Indiana University (1998)
- Jennifer Ford Paustenbaugh - Indiana University (1999)
- Yung-Rang Cheng - Indiana University (2004)
- Frances A. Brahmi - Indiana University (2007)