ERIC Number: ED367377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of LSCA Funding for Latchkey Programs in Public Libraries.
The goal of this research was to find out if libraries across the country have applied for and received Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) grants to fund latchkey programs. Through the use of a questionnaire sent to all of the state library agencies in the United States, data was collected by structured and open-ended questions. The results of this study show that the use of LSCA funds for latchkey programs is still a fairly new and untapped source. Only 6 of the 39 state libraries that responded had received and approved LSCA grants for latchkey programming. A majority of the states are aware that there are problems in the public libraries because of latchkey children, but these libraries have not gone to their state libraries for help. Brief program descriptions of latchkey programs are included by state. The questionnaire administered in the study is found in the appendix. (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Library Funding; Library Services and Construction Act
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.