ERIC Number: ED477766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Alabama Public Library Service Library Services and Technology Act Five-Year Plan, October 1, 2002-September 30, 2007.
Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
This document presents the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) 2002-2007 plan of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS). The first section presents the Mission Statement of APLS and lists ways that APLS will meet its mission using federal funds provided by LSTA. The second section: lists the high-priority needs of Alabamians who lack access to library and information resources and services; explains the method, data, and prioritization criteria used to determine them; describes existing conditions and circumstances that cause equitable access to be lacking or insufficient; identifies solutions; and explains potential benefits for library users. The third section describes the goals, programs (activities), and evaluation plan developed to meet the following high-priority needs: (1) juvenile reading enhancement; (2) services to non-English speaking persons; (3) equal access and more access to information and library materials; (4) training of library staff, trustees, and library users; (5) services for underserved rural and urban library users; and (6) services to the disabled. The fourth section describes the procedures that will be used to involve libraries and library users in policy decisions regarding the development, implementation, and evaluation of the state plan. The fifth section describes the channels that will be used to communicate to the stakeholders the content of the state plan and any results, products, processes, or benefits. The sixth section addresses monitoring of grants and APLS projects. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Library Funding, Library Planning, Library Services, Public Libraries, State Libraries, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.apls.state.al.us/webpages/services/LSTA/LSTA5Yrplan.pdf/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Technology Act 1996