ERIC Number: ED329277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs. Public Library Construction: An Overview and Analysis. Fiscal Year 1987.
Fork, Donald J.
Since it was first authorized as an amendment to the Library Services Act (LSCA) in 1964, the LSCA Title II program has supported projects which have resulted in obligations of more than $28.5 million in federal funds for public library construction through fiscal year 1987. During its long legislative history, which has seen many changes and technical amendments, the LSCA Title II program has served to meet, in part, the nation's needs for new or improved public library facilities as evidenced in the LSCA long-range programs, annual programs, and annual reports of the various state library administrative agencies. This report presents a brief history of the LSCA's legislative background and summaries of how the federal funds supporting public library construction have been authorized, appropriated, and utilized during the fiscal years 1983 to 1987. These brief descriptions cover LSCA grant awards to states, projects approved and completed, LSCA Title II projects, expenditures for completed projects, and examples of public library construction projects completed in 1987, including new construction programs, acquisition and remodeling projects, historic building projects, energy efficient and handicapped access projects, and administration projects. The second half of the report consists of tables presenting data on the completed projects, broken down by federal, state, and local funding sources. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act