ERIC Number: ED245707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Oversight Hearings on the Reauthorization of the Library Services and Construction Act. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (March 15,16,17, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document contains the proceedings of three days of hearings on a discussion draft of a bill to reauthorize the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). This draft which contains a number of modifications from the current law, would expand the role of libraries as information centers for the community. While the original Library Services Act of 1957 focused on the need for geographic access to libraries, the proposed bill emphasizes access by a wide range of populations who may require special assistance and materials in order to fully utilize public libraries. On the first day, witnesses representing Native Americans told the committee how badly library services are needed for Indian people. Urban librarians, testifying on the second day, explained how the draft bill would affect libraries in the country's largest cities, and state librarians voiced their concerns about implementing a new LSCA. On the final day, the Administration's position on LSCA was given by the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, and a panel of witnesses presented testimony on the expanded role of libraries as community information centers, library services for the elderly, resource sharing among libraries, and the role of libraries in combating adult illiteracy. (DMC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, American Indians, Community Information Services, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Information Centers, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Role, Library Services, Older Adults, Public Libraries, State Libraries
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; Library Services and Construction Act; Reagan Administration