ERIC Number: ED070445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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West Virginia Library Commission Long-Range State Program.
West Virginia Library Commission, Charleston.
More than 400,000 of West Virginia's population are without library service of any kind. The rest, with a few exceptions, have negligible to minimal library services and facilities. Appendix B of this report delineates county by county the actual extent of library service accessible to the populace. A study of the economic conditions in each county further indicates that in certain areas there can be no anticipation of local support for even the most basic of library services; i.e., books and a place to shelve them. The only alternative is to provide service either from a regional center, the Library Commission, or continue to let these "worked out" areas remain unserved. Thus the State Agency must be the vanguard to develop new and imaginative programs to move existing libraries forward, and at the same time, go back to the basics of providing the deprived communities, at the least, with books and facilities for use. This plan promulgates realistically achievable standards of service; enumerates goals to be attained; presents a design for the implementation of same; and establishes schedules towards realization of the State goals. (Other State Plans are: LI003985 through LI003993, LI003995, LI003996, and LI003998 through LI004004.) (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Library Commission, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act