ERIC Number: ED032110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Libraries for the People of New Jersey, or Knowledge for All.
Martin, Lowell A.; Gaver, Mary V.
During the two years of work that preceded this report, six subcommittees of the New Jersey Library Association Library Development Committee carried out a series of investigations into the status of different aspects of New Jersey libraries of all types, and a series of monthly Committee meetings were held during which standards for library service to New Jersey readers were set and principles for an over-all state plan were developed. Further studies of New Jersey library collections and testing of the standards were carried out by a staff at the Graduate School of Library Service, Rutgers University, with assistance from the State Library staff. Each sub-committee was also requested to reconsider its report in the light of new data and the developing plans for the state. In addition, a consultant spent two months visiting selected libraries. Based on the information from these activities, it is concluded that three-fourths of New Jersey residents do not have access to printed materials and library services to meet their full educational and informational needs. The basic recommendations are that New Jersey must develop a coordinated network of library service over the state, and adequate financial support must come from both local sources of revenue and the state government. A specific program for library development is outlined in this report. (Author/JB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Library Association, New Brunswick. Library Development Committee.
Identifiers: New Jersey