ERIC Number: ED377883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina State Library Annual Report. 1993-1994.
South Carolina State Library, Columbia.
This report provides a summary of the activities of the South Carolina State Library. The highlight of the year was development and adoption of the "Agenda for Change," a program which makes the Library more responsive to the needs of public libraries. As a result, the Library evaluated its personnel needs and transferred vacant positions to areas providing direct customer service with increased funding. Because of interest in the development of the National Information Infrastructure, the Library worked with the Office of Information Resources to ensure inclusion in state telecommunications plans. The Library examined Total Quality Management and expended federal Library Services and Construction Act funds; both were a means to improve services. Sections of the report include the Library's governance/mission statement; history; organization and operations, including a financial statement; services such as interlibrary loan and services to the blind and physically handicapped; description, with appropriate tables, of the collections; development plans such as consultant services and grant administration; report on involvement with the South Carolina Library Network; 1994 public relations projects and publications with the theme "Libraries Change Lives"; statistics on volunteer services; and 1993-94 publications. Two appendices provide directories of public library directors, public libraries, state colleges and universities, libraries in state institutions, and tables of statistics comparing data from previous years with 1994-94. (MAS/DGM)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Computer Networks, Federal Aid, Futures (of Society), Library Administration, Library Collections, Library Development, Library Funding, Library Planning, Library Services, Mission Statements, Personnel Policy, State Libraries, Total Quality Management, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Library, Columbia.