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Van House, Nancy A.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 6,340 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Use studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: Z678.85, 027.473
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Most widely held works about Nancy A Van House
 
Most widely held works by Nancy A Van House
Measuring academic library performance : a practical approach by Nancy A Van House( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared for the Association of College and Research Libraries Ad Hoc Committee on Performance Measures
Output measures for public libraries : a manual of standardized procedures by Douglas Zweizig( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A planning process for public libraries by Vernon E Palmour( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide from the Public Libraries Association (pla) describes a planning process to be used by individual library systems to establish their own standards appropriate to local conditions and needs; design strategies to reach those needs; and inaugurate a planning cycle that involves continuous monitoring of progress and regular adjustment of objectives as community conditions and needs change. The introduction to the guide discusses the need for planning, the planning process, collecting and using data, and subsequent planning cycles. The first of three major sections then addresses preparing to plan, which includes the planning committee, tailoring the process to the library, information for planning, using the data, and presenting the data. Focusing on the planning process, the second section provides information on developing a community profile to determine user needs; assessing how well the library is currently meeting those needs; determining the role the library should play in the community; setting goals, objectives and priorities; developing strategies for change; implementation of the plan, including measuring activity and performance, and monitoring and evaluating progress; and the collection of management data. The third section addresses the collection and use of data, including secondary data for the community profile; statistics and performance measures for the evaluation of services; designing questionnaires, coding and processing the findings, and sample questionnaires for surveys of the library staff, citizens, students, and users; and processing the survey data. Four appendixes contain examples of library goals and objectives, sample forms and maps for the community profile, a set of sample tables for current library services, and sample tables for the analysis of survey responses. Twenty-seven figures and a 44-item selected bibliography are included. (Sd)
The public library effectiveness study : the complete report by Nancy A Van House( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigated the construct of effectiveness as it applies to public libraries and developed a methodology that can be transferred to other types of libraries and organizations. The research team began by compiling a list of indicators that are commonly used to gauge library effectiveness within the areas of: (1) services access; (2) internal administrative processes; (3) administrative resources; (4) community relationships; (5) materials; (6) service output; (7) physical plant; (8) broad social impact; (9) service offering/fit with community; (10) service quality; (11) staff; (12) internal technical processes; and (13) user population/market penetration. A mail questionnaire was sent to members of seven major constituencies of public libraries at 84 sites, and an overall response rate of 89.8 percent was achieved. The survey asked library managers, library service personnel, library trustees, library users, friends of the library, local officials from the library's funding jurisdiction, and community leaders with influence on library decisions, which indicators they most preferred. Librarians were also asked to rate their library's performance for each indicator. It was concluded that, although libraries which place priorities on different roles have different performance profiles for the indicators included on the survey, there is more agreement than disagreement among the various public library constituents as to what constitutes effectiveness. (28 references) (sd)
Digital library use : social practice in design and evaluation by Ann P Bishop( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume view digital libraries (DLs) from a social as well as technological perspective. They see DLs as sociotechnical systems, networks of technology, information artifacts, and people and practices interacting with the larger world of work and society. As Bruce Schatz observes in his foreword, for a digital library to be useful, the users, the documents, and the information system must be in harmony. (Midwest)
What's good? : describing your public library's effectiveness by Thomas Childers( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This workbook explains how to define what various constituents connected with a public library want it to do and what doing these things well means in qualitative terms. The book aims to define effectiveness for the public library and to provide guidelines for assessing the library's effectiveness and communicating this to stakeholders. The eight chapters address the following topics: (1) organizational effectiveness; (2) how to gauge effectiveness; (3) the steps that the public library field has taken to improve the ways of assessing and communicating effectiveness, including strategic planning, measurement, personnel appraisal, and budgeting; (4) key characteristics of the public library and how these characteristics might affect the way library managers depict its effectiveness; (5) the major results of "The Public Library Effectiveness Study"; (6) the ample (a Model of Public Library Effectiveness) framework by which a manager may plan a program of assessing public library effectiveness; (7) using ample to communicate with a library's constituent groups; and (8) summary or the major arguments of the book. The ample worksheet is found in the appendices, and a bibliography is included. (Jlb)
Public library user fees : the use and finance of public libraries by Nancy A Van House( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public library effectiveness study : final report by Thomas Childers( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demand for public library services : a time allocation and public finance approach to user fees by Nancy A Van House( )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missouri statewide bibliographic data base survey by Vernon E Palmour( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains the conduct, methodology, and major findings of a survey of all the libraries in Missouri to assess their needs for a statewide database. The survey addresses the current state of automation, the functions that libraries would like to see a database perform, the materials to be included in the database, and the means of financing and governing it. It also includes recommendations of the Missouri Bibliographic Data Base Committee developed from the survey. Appendices provide a survey background letter, the questionnaire, and detailed tables of survey results. (Author/RAA)
California statewide reference referral service : analysis and recommendations by Nancy A Van House( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 2-phase study evaluated the existing reference referral network in California, and developed and evaluated two alternative designs, one organization-based and the other formula-based. The evaluation phase consisted of the following tasks: (1) a survey of all public libraries and cooperative systems of the state regarding their priorities for and perceptions of the network; (2) site visits to three systems and two metropolitan reference centers; (3) an expert evaluation of the accuracy of answers given to a sample of questions drawn from the sites visited; and (4) meetings and discussions with members of the California library community. Following a discussion of the alternative network designs, the report presents an implementation plan based on the organizational model, and provides recommendations for reference performance standards, the funding and structuring of the network, executive staffing, statewide reference training for professionals, and library board activities. Appendices include the library survey, a system survey questionnaire, system and center interviews, reference question evaluation, and suggested statistical report revisions. (Author/RAA)
The Newton Free Library : an analysis and recommendations by Nancy A Van House( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of an affluent, well educated, family community and its library by a professional consulting organization used statistical and budget data, public meetings, and surveys of citizens, library users, and staff to determine the library needs of the community and to develop a plan for improved library services. Questionnaires were developed and administered (1) by telephone to more than 400 citizens using trained interviewers, (2) by distribution of self-administered forms to 1,300 library users at the main library and its branches, and (3) by mail to all library system staff. All questionnaires were designed to elicit patterns of usage, users, and uses. Recommendations based on the findings of these studies concentrated on improvement of library funding, restructuring and reduction of the library system, the construction of a new main facility, and the limitation or curtailment of some marginally effective programs. Appendices include the methodology, results, and survey questionnaires. (Raa)
Voices from Spirit Rock : talks on mindfulness practice( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mått och mätninger : biblioteksservice vid universitets-, högskole- och forskningsbibliotek by Nancy A Van House( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A financial and staffing analysis of the Mill Valley Public Library by Michael D Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NALNET book system : cost benefit study( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Output measures for public libraries : draft by Nancy A Van House( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An integrated information system for educational innovations : a preliminary design and cost study by Samuel N Henrie( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grail of Goodness : the effective public library by Thomas Childers( )

1 edition published in 1989 in Croatian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What makes a public library effective?( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Digital library use : social practice in design and evaluation
Alternative Names
De Wath, Nancy A.

DeWath, Nancy A.

DeWath, Nancy A. 1950-

DeWath, Nancy A. (Nancy Anita), 1950-

DeWath, Nancy V.

House Nancy A. Van

House, Nancy A. van 1950-

House, Nancy A. van (Nancy Anita van), 1950-

Van House, Nancy.

Van House, Nancy A.

Van House, Nancy Anita.

Wath, Nancy A. De.

Wath, Nancy A. de 1950-

Wath, Nancy A. de (Nancy Anita de), 1950-

Wath, Nancy de

Wath, Nancy E. de

Wath, Nancy V. De.

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Public library user fees : the use and finance of public libraries