ERIC Number: ED389307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Alabama Long Range Program for Library Development, 1995-1999.
Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
This document contains the long range plan of the Alabama public libraries. The purpose of presenting this long range program is to meet the requirements of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and to assess, prioritize, and communicate library needs to librarians, officials, and the public to provide adequate library service to the citizens of Alabama. The introduction to the report gives an overview of the duties and services of the State Library Agency. The needs assessment component is then presented, which covers the following areas: Alabama Public Library; changes in selected population characteristics, 1980-1990; persons with disabilities; disadvantaged; minorities; institutionalized; elderly; limited English-speaking; and interlibrary cooperation and resource sharing. The roles of the Alabama Public Library Service are outlined, and the mission statement is presented. Finally, the following long range goals are outlined, each with correlating objectives and tasks: (1) provide information resources; (2) provide for new construction or renovation; and (3) support resource sharing. Appended materials include maps showing the public library systems and independent libraries in Alabama, statistics on state and county populations by selected characteristics, and a glossary of acronyms used in the report. (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
Identifiers: Alabama; Library Services and Construction Act
Note: For the 1994-1998 long range plan, see ED 375 843.