ERIC Number: ED082758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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A Public Library Program for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Curley, Walter W.; And Others
The following basic conclusions were reached after studying the libraries of Virginia by questionnaires, interviews and visits: the current formula for distributing state and federal aid is not completely satisfactory, and the level of funding is so low that its impact is almost insignificant; a coordinated library network in which regional library groups are encouraged to develop and certain services are provided on a statewide basis appears to be more feasible and acceptable than a library system that introduces an administrative level between local libraries and the State Library; such a network will operate effectively only if the State Library assumes a strong leadership role; the interlibrary loan program needs expansion and would be improved by more sophisticated bibliographical tools and better communication; and, a library school located in Virginia would enhance the development of library service within the state. Recommendations are made based on these conclusions for the improvement of libraries in the state of Virginia. (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: Virginia State Library, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia