ERIC Number: ED328261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Clear Purpose...Complete Commitment. A Long-Range Program To Provide Louisianians with Library and Information Services Adequate to Their Needs, 1990/91-1995.
Jaques, Thomas F.
This long-range library program for the state of Louisiana identifies specific inadequacies in public library services, resources, facilities, and personnel. It identifies the people who are to be served, and reveals geographical, socioeconomic, and educational barriers to the expanded use of libraries. Finally, it presents specific goals and objectives as part of an overall plan to overcome both inadequacies and barriers in the state's public libraries. It also highlights the activities of the Louisiana State Library and its administration of Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) funds, but its focus is on the challenge of improving library service to all citizens in the state. A 5-year program designed to meet that challenge is described, including plans for programs of public library construction, training of library personnel, interlibrary cooperation, and shared resources programs. It is noted that LSCA funds enable the State Library to provide special programs reaching the handicapped, the illiterate, the institutionalized, the aged, the limited English-speaking minorities, and others. Appended materials contain an organization chart of the Louisiana State Library; 10 maps depicting various demographic factors; a list of the members of the LSCA State Advisory Council on Libraries, and a statement of LSCA criteria, priorities, procedures, and policies. (MAB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act; Louisiana
Note: For the 1989-1993 report, see ED 314 068. Maps contain small print which may not reproduce well.