ERIC Number: ED402939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1995.
Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
This annual report summarizes activities of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) for the fiscal year 1995. The APLS is charged with improving library services throughout the state to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. During fiscal year 1995, major building renovations were completed with the redesign and improved physical access to all public and staff areas. The first phase of a comprehensive electronic network was implemented, linking all technology-based services into one easily accessible system, and APLS provided the leadership for the first statewide conference on "Building the Alabama Information Highway." Circulation and reference statistics are provided for Library Operations and the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH). "Totally Terrific Time Treks," the 1995 summer program for elementary-aged children, attracted 45,900 children. Library development staff took part in the "Children's Book Review Program," which received books from 36 publishers; the "Great Panamanian Book Lift," in which the U.S. Army gave more than 40,000 books to Alabama libraries; continuing education workshops; and visits to public libraries. APLS funding was distributed as follows: $4,641,682 in state aid to libraries; $2,803,988 for agency operations; $1,162,618 in federal grants; and $684,450 for federal agency operations. State aid totals for 1995 are provided and listed alphabetically by library name. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.