ERIC Number: ED374809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Clear Purpose...Complete Commitment: A Long-Range Program To Provide Louisianians with Library and Information Services Adequate to Their Needs, 1995-1999.
Jaques, Thomas F.
This document presents the five year library plan for public libraries in Louisiana. It identifies the specific inadequacies in public library services, resources, facilities, and personnel; identifies the people who are to be served; reveals the geographical, sociological, economic, and educational barriers to the expanded use of libraries; and presents specific goals and objectives as part of an overall plan to overcome both inadequacies and barriers. The document begins with a statement of purpose followed by a description of the public the libraries serve. Also included is an overview of the services the state library provides. The identification of needs and plans of action are presented in the form of 21 goals which make up the major part of the report. For each goal, the following information is given: the standard it is built from (if available); status/needs; objectives; activities; and evaluation procedures. The goals cover such topics as administration; areas without services; areas with inadequate services; community information and referral centers; drug abuse information and prevention; child care centers and providers; literacy programs; handicapped access; multicultural issues; services to special populations; and library networks. Four appendixes contain: the Louisiana State Library organization chart; 10 maps providing information on minority populations, correctional institutions, long-term care facilities and other pertinent areas of need; and sections of the Library Services and Construction Act. (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Cooperation, Library Development, Library Facilities, Library Networks, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Standards, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Public Libraries, Shared Library Resources, State Libraries, State Programs, Strategic Planning, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana