ERIC Number: ED168519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Oklahoma Long-Range Program for Library Development, 1979-1984.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Libraries, Oklahoma City.
This report assesses the library and information needs of Oklahoma residents and proposes goals and objectives, plans of action, allocation of funds, program formulation, and priorities and evaluation procedures for dealing with these designated areas over a five year period. Based on data from a needs assessment study and library evaluations, areas of need are indicated for: (1) unserved and inadequately served populations; (2) public library staff; (3) availability of materials; (4) disadvantaged, limited English speaking, younger and older populations; (5) handicapped persons; (6) institutionalized persons; and (7) interlibrary cooperation. A plan of action is formulated for each area of need, including standards, goals and objectives, Oklahoma Department of Libraries services, legislation and funding, personnel and resources, and interlibrary cooperation and networking. These plans of action support a number of objectives within the long-range plan and are designed to achieve goals as outlined. Various agencies will be responsible for formulating criteria, priorities, and procedures for administering the programs, along certain guidelines, under the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). Methods of program evaluation will include public attitude, statistics, program evaluation, and Oklahoma Department of Libraries' evaluation. Library and population statistical data, LSCA information, and Governor's Conference Resolutions are appended. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Libraries, Oklahoma City.
Note: Parts marginally legible due to light print