ERIC Number: ED257457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of the Library Services and Construction Act, 1984. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session, on Proposed Legislation Authorizing Funds for Programs of the Library Services and Construction Act. March 23, 1984.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document records testimony before the U.S. Senate on the reauthorization of Public Law 84-597, the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). The original purpose of the LSCA was to bring library services to rural areas and to those citizens who had previously been deprived of access (the handicapped, disadvantaged, and those who speak English as a second language); library services are currently available to 96 percent of Americans and the number of libraries nationwide has grown to 100,000. The focus of the LSCA in the 1980s is statewide sharing of existing resources; keeping pace with the information technology revolution; and preserving the history that libraries have been asked to keep. The prepared statements that constitute the major portion of the document were presented by experienced practitioners, state librarians, urban library directors, and interested people who have devoted countless hours of volunteer time maximizing the potential of libraries throughout the nation. (THC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act