ERIC Number: ED032908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Plan of Library Service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Report to Kentucky Department of Libraries.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of a study conducted to determine ways of improving library service in Kentucky. The study involved the examination of Kentucky's school, public, academic and special libraries and the Department of Libraries, followed by the development of a statewide plan of library service which includes a program for funding the plan. Study data were obtained from questionnaires sent to all types of libraries, visits to libraries in each category, interviews with over 50 librarians and staff members of the Department of Libraries, and an examination of relevant literature. It was concluded that library service at all levels in Kentucky needs to be expanded and coordinated if it is to meet the needs of current and potential library users. Although the Department of Libraries has been the source of energy and innovation in the library system, it is time for all types of libraries to make a greater contribution of their own. The basic recommendation for improvement is a plan for establishment of a statewide library network. This will involve strengthening of the Department of Libraries, establishment of resource centers, larger units of service, direct funding for public libraries, and a training program for librarians. Priorities are set and a system of funding is proposed. Appendixes include survey questionnaires and a 22-item bibliography. (JB)
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Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Libraries, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.