McClure - Research
Charles R. McClure, PhD
Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies and
Director, Information Use Management & Policy Institute
College of Communication & Information, Florida State University
Louis Shores Building, Room 226
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2100
Phone: (850) 644-8109
Fax: (850) 644-4522
He has conducted research on a range of library planning, evaluation, and management topics. He served as the principal investigator for the Public Library Development Project, funded by the Public Library Association, which resulted in the 1987 ALA publication, Planning and Role Setting for Public Libraries and Output Measures for Public Libraries, 2nd ed., both of which McClure is a co-author. Since that time he has published numerous books and papers on these topics.
He completed the manual Assessing the Academic Networked Environment: Strategies and Options (Coalition for Networked Information, 1996), which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In 1996 he also completed a funded project that assessed the Maryland statewide network Sailor, summarized in the report Sailor Network Assessment Final Report: Findings and Future Sailor Network Development. Similar studies assessing networked services were completed in 1998 for Delaware, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.