ERIC Number: ED258576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Library Functions at the State Level. Third Edition.
Jones, Ruth Ann; Wilkins, Katherine Grace
These standards for library functions at the state level are presented to aid the state library agency in planning and developing the services and resources essential to its users. The standards are presented in eight chapters: (1) The State and Statewide Library Development; (2) The State and Financing Library Programs; (3) Statewide Development of Resources; (4) The State and Information Networks; (5) Library Services to State Government; (6) Organization of State Library Services; (7) Personnel; and (8) Physical Facilities for State Library Services. A brief introduction to each chapter discusses the area involved, and each of the 67 formal standards statements is followed by comments or a brief discussion of factors involved in the standard's implementation. Additional clarification of specific standards is provided by two appendices: State and Local History--The State's Responsibility for Collection and Care; and The Relationship and Responsibilities of the State Library Agency to State Institutions. (BBM)
Descriptors: Archives, Information Networks, Library Associations, Library Facilities, Library Materials, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Library Standards, State Aid, State Government, State Libraries, State Programs, Statewide Planning
American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 ($6.75 per copy).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Chicago, IL.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: The first edition of these standards appeared in 1963, and a major revision was published in 1970.