ERIC Number: ED348998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services: Final Report (Towson, Maryland, September 23-25, 1990).
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.
Delegates to the governor's conference, including librarians, library advocates, citizens and government officials, met for 3 days to develop a list of resolutions relating to the future directions of all types of libraries. The theme of the conference was equal access to information, and its goal was to promote the role of Maryland libraries as the central source of information for democracy, literacy, and economic development. The 202 delegates discussed 113 issues facing libraries, prepared 51 resolutions, and adopted 38 of them to present to the governor. The final report contains the 51 resolutions, 5 of which the delegates identified as top priority. Of these, two addressed funding for public school library media programs and libraries in state institutions; two placed top priority on forming task forces to formulate a statewide preservation plan and to evaluate and revise the state's aid formula for libraries; and one recommended that all types of libraries develop marketing strategies to reach all of the state's citizens. It is noted that the final business of the conference was to announce the 12 delegates and 4 alternates selected to represent Maryland at the White House Conference on Library and Information Services to be held July 9-13, 1991. Appendices contain lists of governor's conference delegates and alternates, special guests and observers, a roster of the conference planning committee, and lists of the State's Library Development and Services Staff and facilitators of delegate discussions. (KRN)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Change Strategies, Democracy, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Resources Centers, Literacy, Marketing, Preservation, Public Libraries, Public Policy, Public Support, School Libraries, Special Libraries
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.