Course: Master of Arts in Library Science
School: Centro Escolar University, Manila
Subject Area: Special Libraries
Year of Graduation: 1971
The questionnaire-checklist technique was used in securing information on the status of the libraries. In the absence of standards designed specifically for business and finance libraries, the following references were used as evaluation tools: 1. “Objectives and Standards for Special Libraries.” Published by the Professional Standards Committee of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) in the United States; 2. “Sources of Business Information,” Edwin T. Coman, Jr; 3. Special Library Standards, Statistics, and Performance Evaluation,” by Gordon E. Rendall in Special Libraries, vol. 56, p379-86 (July-Aug. 1965); and 4. Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory.
Findings and Conclusions
The survey indicated that majority of the libraries are one-man libraries. A majority of the head librarians are up to the SLA standards as regards educational qualifications and experience. Similarly, the libraries came up to the SLA standards as regards the service functions. However, their book collections and physical facilities are far from adequate.
Source: Journal of Philippine Librarianship (4: 151-152) 1971