ERIC Number: ED415867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Public Library Programs in Alabama, 1996.
Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
The Alabama Public Library Service is charged with improving library services throughout the state to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. Part of this charge includes the responsibility for receiving and administering federal funds to the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. Federal Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) monies are spent on statewide projects at the Alabama Public Library Service. These projects include providing reference services, interlibrary loans, audiovisual materials, continuing education programs, and consultant services to the public libraries. Other major statewide projects funded through LSCA include the coordination of a statewide children's summer library program, the collection and interpretation of statistics, and the provision of a professional training program to promote quality public library service through the development of professional librarians. LSCA monies also provide library services to the institutionalized mentally ill and mentally retarded and to inmates at adult correctional facilities. This report describes the use of LSCA funds awarded for 1996 library programs and services in Alabama's seven congressional districts. A map illustrates the congressional districts in Alabama. Projects are listed by congressional district, and include library, project name, and amount of grant. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act