ERIC Number: ED138253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Improving State Aid to Public Libraries.
Government Studies & Systems, Philadelphia, PA.
This study attempts to demonstrate that public library development should be an integral part of the states' mandate to provide public educational services, and that the level and pattern of state fiscal support for public libraries and schools should be more closely related. It examines state-by-state the disparities in state aid systems using materials and data from a study on evaluating the effectiveness of public library federal funding (IR 004 650). In considering the role of public libraries in education, comparisons are made of: (1) legal bases and organization of state library and education agencies; and (2) state-local fiscal support patterns for public libraries and schools. The study recommends that a national effort be made to increase state support for public libraries to more nearly conform with educational aid, and presents a strategy. A summary of state and federal court cases involving public libraries and education is appended. (Author/KP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economic Research, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Library Research, Library Role, Local Government, Public Education, Public Libraries, State Agencies, State Aid, State Legislation, State Surveys, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock number 052-003-00325-2, $1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Government Studies & Systems, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related document, see IR 004 650