ERIC Number: ED168508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-22
Reference Count: N/A
Institution Library Services in New York State.
Finney, Bernard V.
This paper examines state and local institutions in New York State and discusses library services, resources and programs available to the institutionalized, with recommendations for improvement. State and federal monies provide library services for seven departments in New York State government which operate 250 institutions. Emphasis on deinstitutionalization and the pursuit of more cost-conscious use of community-based facilities and supportive services places greater responsibility for library service on public library systems. The New York State Library serves as a backup resource for public library systems and institution libraries, including the provision of a variety of consultant and planning services and the administration of state and federal aid. Specific problems in institution library service include lack of materials and space, inadequate facilities, understaffing, lack of administrative understanding of library service potential, lack of sound statistics for planning and evaluation, and lack of agreement on a sound direction for development. Recommendations for improvement should be made based on this needs assessment. An excerpt from "Library Service Now" is appended, as well as lists of institution service programs carried out by public library systems and Federal Library Services and Construction Act grants for institution services. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York