ERIC Number: ED238436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Report from the States, 1981-1983. White House Conference on Library and Information Services Follow-Up Inquiry. Committee Member Responses.
Chodos, Laura B.; And Others
Three separate booklets present the results of the 1981, 1982, and 1983 Surveys of the States and Territories, covering library service activities in these areas and reviewing overall progress made toward the resolutions of the 1979 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST). Individual questionnaires completed by respondents are presented, including questionnaires from 40 states and 4 trust territories in 1981, 42 states and 2 trust territories in 1982, and 49 states, 4 trust territories, and the American Indian Nations in 1983. Questionnaires provide information on legislation authorizing state aid to libraries, other library-related legislation, library public relations and public awareness programs, the formation of statewide library support groups, the extension of services to nontraditional library users, the general expansion of library services, continuing library education, new state publications related to libraries, and the level of state support for WHCLIST. Other topics not covered by all three surveys include positions generated as a result of WHCLIST (1981), professional/patron protective legislation (1981), adult/user education programs (1981), legislation authorizing funding for library automation or resource sharing (1981 and 1982), state-level changes in library responsibility (1982), state documents and archival activity (1982), and activities related to the International Year of the Library (1983). Each booklet also provides an executive summary of survey results. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.