ERIC Number: ED346868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Range Plan for Library Services in Wisconsin, 1991-1996. Bulletin No. 92157.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
This report addresses the status of library development in Wisconsin, the needs and problems of libraries, and possible ways of meeting these needs over the next 5 years. These long-range plans developed by the staff of the Division for Library Services (DLS) reflect reports submitted to the DLS, surveys, consultations with librarians and trustees, and various statewide planning efforts and studies involving librarians from around the state. The primary focus of the plan is on statewide and state-level library activities, DLS statutory requirements and services, and the Library Services and Construction ACT (LSCA) priorities. Intended to provide a broad framework for division and statewide planning activities, as well as a framework for local library and system planning efforts, the long-range plan is presented in three sections: (1) characteristics of Wisconsin affecting library services, including population, economic indicators, and trends in education; (2) a statement of the organization and mission of the Division for Library Services; and (3) goals for library service in Wisconsin in the areas of resource sharing and interlibrary cooperation; improving public library and public library system services; improving school library media services; special needs population groups; state institutions; automation; and physical facilities. Also provided are a list of publications from the Division for Library Services, highlights of library development activities in 1990-91, a statement summarizing the goals for library services in Wisconsin, and a list of selected LSCA policies and procedures. (BBM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Government Role, Library Development, Library Services, Long Range Planning, Public Libraries, Shared Library Resources, State Agencies, Statewide Planning
Bureau for Labor Development, Division of Library Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act