ERIC Number: ED098994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the State in the Development of Public Library Services. Commissioned Papers Project, Teachers College, No. 4.
Lane, Rodney P.
Research was conducted in the literature of librarianship to answer basic questions concerning the state role, legal base, and organizational framework related to the development of public library services. The study began with the assumption that state government bears a major responsibility for providing leadership and fiscal support to insure the adequate development of these services. It was concluded that the states in most instances have not performed adequately in their efforts to sustain and build a pattern of public library services. To improve this situation, the development of a defintive legislative basis for state responsibility, creation of a state library board or commission, and state assumption of greater financial responsibility were suggested. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.