ERIC Number: ED024416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Public Library Development in Kansas Since 1956; A Review, Including Recommendations.
Kee, S. Janice
Objectives of this survey were: (1) to review existing data on public library progress in Kansas since 1956 and to identify needs for further study, (2) to relate the data to public library standards and to the purpose of the Library Services and Construction Act, and (3) to recommend guidelines for planning for state-wide library development. It was found that although there is a growing awareness of the need to expand educational facilities and services in Kansas, including libraries, there is much left to accomplish. Recommendations include: (1) suggested topics for surveys and studies, (2) needed standards for a state library system, (3) a plan for division of the state into eleven library regions, with the State Library Advisory Commission to give localities needed direction for regional library cooperation, (4) suggestions for the type of U.S. Office of Education allocations to be requested by the State Librarian and the State Commission, and (5) a program of state grants-in-aid to support the development of a state-wide system of library service. Appendices give statistical information basic to Kansas library development, a population analysis of Kansas counties, data on library financing in Kansas counties, suggested library regions, and a bibliography of 33 items. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Library, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Teachers Coll., Emporia.
Identifiers: Kansas; Library Services and Construction Act