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ERIC Number: ED131851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
A Planning Document on the Structure and Responsibility of Libraries in the State of Michigan: A Five Point Plan for Financing Responsible Library Reform in Michigan.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Bureau of Library Services.
Over the last five years Michigan has worked on a comprehensive library services plan. A review of the goals, organization, and financing of local public libraries, existing system libraries, and college and university libraries suggested a number of changes to be mandated through two pieces of proposed legislation. One proposed bill encouraged affiliation of local libraries with their county library, standardized local governing boards, and mandated services to all county residents regardless of governmental affiliation by all libraries within a county. The State Board for Libraries was given responsibility for setting goals and objectives for local and system libraries. Various state aid provisions were specified, including use of penal fines as a deduction from the balance between local tax and state aid equalization for libraries. The proposal also mandated a single system where two system libraries exist within a single county, and it restricted state aid and system grants to system activities, and encouraged system libraries to operate in regional affiliations. The second piece of proposed legislation allocated funds for data collection on the planning and funding of public college and university libraries in the state and for the establishment of a centralized access office for Michigan academic libraries. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Bureau of Library Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan