ERIC Number: ED024419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Time for Great Things; Montana's Plan for Total Library Service.
Montana State Library, Helena.
This reassessment of Montana library service, conducted by library leaders throughout the state, discusses general characteristics of the state, goals for library service, ten years of progress under the Library Services and Construction Act, the federation plan, cooperation between all types of libraries, and library service to state institutions and the physically handicapped. It is concluded that the legal framework exists for Montana to meet all of the state responsibilities for library service but financial support is inadequate for the State Library to fulfill its function. The State Library needs a much larger book collection, additional staff, including specialists and a local library consultant, a building adjacent to the Capitol, and a substantially increased budget. It is also concluded that the federation system is the most economical means for achieving adequate and equal public library service for the entire state. However, support for such systems must be broader than it is now, and a generous appropriation to provide state aid to the federations is recommended. The text of the Library Services and Construction Act is appended. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Library, Helena.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act; Montana