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ERIC Number: ED033719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Library Services in North Dakota; Report of a Survey Conducted for the State Library Commission and the State Historical Society.
Freeman, Nancy J., Ed.
A survey was conducted to analyze the population and economic trends in North Dakota, the existing library resources and services, the roles of the State Library Commission and the State Historical Library, and the present library laws and to recommend a plan for long-range development of library services throughout the state. The survey team obtained data from interviews with staff of state agencies, visits to libraries throughout the state, and questionnaires sent to libraries, library boards and public school officials. Library conditions in the state were found to be far below the minimum required for effective service. As an over-all recommendation, the report suggests that "Standards for Library Functions at the State Level" be used as the basic guide in planning for development of library services. Recommendations for public library service include cooperative federations, development of four regional resource centers, drafting necessary legislation, and separation of school and public library services. Recommendations were also made for the reorganization of the State Library Commission and for improvement of the North Dakota Historical Society Library. Appendixes include a discussion of school-public library relationships and the survey questionnaires. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JB)
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Sponsor: North Dakota State Library Commission, Bismarck.; North Dakota State Historical Society, Bismarck.
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Identifiers: North Dakota