ERIC Number: ED371738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Clear Purpose...Complete Commitment: A Long-Range Program to Provide Louisianians with Library and Information Services Adequate to Their Needs, 1994-1998.
Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
This 5-year plan for the improvement of library service in Louisiana identifies specific existing inadequacies and presents specific goals and objectives as part of an overall plan to overcome barriers to the best possible library service in the state. It is noted that, in Louisiana, the State Library does not have administrative authority over any other library. Although poverty and illiteracy are prevalent in Louisiana, each of the state's 64 parishes has an established public library system. Circulation numbers are showing steady increases, demonstrating that people in Louisiana need and use their libraries. Fifteen goals are identified for the improvement of Louisiana libraries. Most deal with extending and improving existing services, and a number concentrate on specific populations of users, such as the disabled, the limited-English-speaking, or senior citizens. For each goal, status/needs, objectives, activities, and evaluation are detailed. Plans are also defined for establishing library-sharing networks. Four appendixes contain a library organization chart, maps showing information about Louisiana, a description of the State Advisory Council on Libraries, and criteria and policies of the Library Services and Construction Act. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Disabilities, Library Circulation, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Services, Library Standards, Limited English Speaking, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Public Libraries, Rural Population, Shared Resources and Services, State Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act