ERIC Number: ED316235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Library Services and Construction Act Amendments of 1989.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report is designed to accompany House of Representatives Bill (H.R.) 2742, which amends and reauthorizes the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) through 1994. In discussing the background of the bill and the need for the legislation, it is noted that, since recommendations from the 1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Services will be considered when the LSCA is reauthorized again in 1994, the House Committee on Education and Labor refrained from making significant modifications to the LSCA at this time. Explanations of the various provisions of the bill note that it does update the act to meet some of the current needs of libraries. For example, Title II is expanded to provide for the acquisition of equipment for technological enhancement; Title III is modified to permit state library administration agencies to use up to 40% of their funds on preservation efforts; a new Title VII was added to reconfirm the authority of the Department of Education to assess and evaluate LSCA programs and $500,000 was authorized to support this activity; and a new Title VIII provides for the establishment of a Family Living Center in each state to encourage libraries to provide family oriented services and promote lifelong learning and family involvement in education. The sums authorized for each of the eight Titles are listed, and Congressional Budget Office cost estimates for LSCA funding for the years 1990 through 1994 are presented. Section by section analyses of the bill conclude the report. (SD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act