Cutting Outreach Services at a Public Library

TitleCutting Outreach Services at a Public Library
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLeever, M, Althaus, RA, Anestidou, L, Brinkman, A
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsLibrary and Information Science , professional responsibility
AbstractWhen a librarian becomes Assistant Head Librarian at a local public library, she is faced with a major budget shortfall. The library director suggests cutting Outreach Services which allows people with disabilities to request books from the library and have them delivered by volunteers. While this program is popular, it takes time from librarians to supervise the volunteers, and the patrons served per staff hour in this program is very low. While cutting Outreach Services would be the easiest way to solve the budget, is this the best decision to make?
NotesCase from the 2005 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2005.
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