The Federal Government and Public Libraries: a Ten-year Partnership, 1957-1966

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966 - Federal aid to libraries - 20 pages
 

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Page 15 - England states are planning to use interstate compact authority in order to establish a regional recruiting system operated by the Simmons College School of Library Science. The Library Research Center, Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois...
Page 2 - This Nation needs a larger and more diversified collection of books. We need better housing for these books. We sorely need libraries closer to the people, whether through more centrally located libraries or through bookmobiles and branch locations. The central fact of our times is this: Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.
Page 3 - Funds available under Title I, Public Library Services, may be used for salaries and wages, books and other library materials, library equipment, and general operating expenses. To carry out this title, $25 million was appropriated for the fiscal year 1966. The total appropriation is allotted among the states in proportion to their population and must be matched by expenditures from state and local sources. The percentage of matching funds required is determined by a ratio...
Page 3 - The Library Services Bill, which I have today signed into law, represents an effort to stimulate the States and local communities to increase library services available to rural Americans. It shows promise of leading to a significant enrichment of the lives of millions of Americans, which, I am confident, will be continued by the States when this limited Federal program comes to an end.
Page 13 - Regional or statewide resources are being supplemented by including large urban libraries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Rhode Island. The Providence Public Library receives a grant of $100,000 to discharge its responsibilities as the "principal public library
Page 18 - ... construction funds is the same as that for Title I, with the same provision for reallocation of funds. In fiscal 1965, nine states were unable to use $2.9 million of their original allotments, and this was reallotted to 32 other states reporting a need for additional funds. During the first year of the LSCA, 53 of the 55 eligible states and territories received approval of their state plans for construction — 363 local public library construction projects with a total budgeted cost of $99.6...
Page 18 - Public library construction," for the purpose of subpart D, means the construction of new public library buildings and the expansion, remodeling, and alteration of existing buildings to be used as public libraries, and initial equipment for any such buildings (but not books or other library materials) ; architect's fees; and the cost of the acquisition of land. (j) "Public library services...
Page 15 - ... compact authority to establish a regional recruiting system operated by the Simmons College School of Library Science. The Library Research Center of the University of Illinois library school is undertaking various studies having broad application to library development, with financial backing from several midwestern states on a coordinated basis. These and similar efforts are only a modest beginning. Librarians at all levels should take greater responsibility for cutting through the complexities...
Page 15 - The point of origin for such planning is consideration for the needs of the library user. The goal is to meet these needs as efficiently and economically as possible without regard to the type of library involved and without classifying the user as a public, school, or academic library patron. Federal funds are...
Page 13 - ... in the state. In Connecticut, per capita grants have been given to the public libraries of Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Waterbury, which cooperate in coordinated reference and research services to any state resident. Each participating library provides telephone information by reference specialists, photoreproduction and microprint reading facilities, special files and indexes of state and local data, and the maintenance of special collections and services for research laboratories,...

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