ERIC Number: ED358857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Library Services in New Hampshire: A Long-Range Program for Statewide Library Development as Assisted by the Federal Library Services and Construction Act. Adopted by the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council.
New Hampshire State Library, Concord.
The New Hampshire Long-Range Program (1992-1996) was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). It identifies the state's library needs and the actions to be taken toward meeting those needs. The program was developed to ensure that all persons in New Hampshire will have equal access to library service. Emphasis is placed on the coordination of services among the libraries of the state. Evaluation is conducted by the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council and the professional staff of the State Library. Linkages among the libraries, facilitated by the relatively small size of the state, are discussed, as are the services offered to various categories of patrons. The telecommunications needed to link libraries effectively are described, and an action plan is set forth to work toward the goals of individual types of programs under three titles of the LSCA. General definitions, policies, procedures, and criteria are listed for LSCA grants. Seven appendixes contain material about the Library Advisory Council, libraries in the state, and aspects of the LSCA grant program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Library Cooperation, Library Development, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Library, Concord.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act