ERIC Number: ED101702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-30
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Library Support Programs: Progress and Problems. Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
To aid the United States Congress in its analysis of alternative for federal aid to libraries, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the two largest federally funded programs, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Title II and the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), to assess their effectiveness in meeting legislative objectives and to determine if problems existed. GAO found that federal library support programs have helped to improve materials and services in school and public libraries nation-wide. Some problems were noted in state procedures for allocating federal funds which tended to limit the funds available to local governments to provide services for those most in need. GAO compiled several recommendations for the improved distribution of funds, taking into consideration the views of the office of Health, Education and Welfare, which administers the LSCA and ESEA programs. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Library Materials, Library Services, Library Standards, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Public Libraries, Resource Allocation, School Libraries, State Action, State Standards
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, D.C. 20013 (Order No. MWD-75-4, $1.00)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II; Library Services and Construction Act