ERIC Number: ED480761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
21st Century Library Initiative.
Utah State Library Div., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Community and Economic Development.
This document reports results of a study of Utah's public libraries that included four specific tasks: (1) analysis of demographic data, library use patterns, and projected demand for the next 10 years; (2) a statewide public opinion survey to determine the level of knowledge of and support for Utah's libraries; (3) facilities review, assessment walk-throughs, and self-assessment surveys to determine the extent and condition of the state's library buildings; and (4) a review of existing governance and funding options, statutes, and other possible precedents. Findings are presented related to projected demand for library services, public support for libraries, library missions and services in Utah, history of library construction in Utah, Utah's 20th century libraries, current public library space in Utah, Utah's aging public library buildings, age-related hazards, hazards created by cramped conditions, inadequate patron space, inadequate collection storage, inadequate professional work environment, Utah's current public library space in context, space planning assumptions, construction cost assumptions, the magnitude of the need in 2010, governance and funding options for the 21st century, next steps, community libraries and decisions, and a call to action. Appendices include a list of supplemental materials, a list of library broadsheets, and a list of libraries in the library photo archive. (Contains 44 notes and 16 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Library Funding, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Statistics, Public Libraries, Use Studies
For full text: http://library.utah.gov/21stcentury.html/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Library Div., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Community and Economic Development.
Identifiers - Location: Utah