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Jerrard, Jane; Bolt, Nancy; Strege, Karen – ALA Editions, 2012
This timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets, and then examines the history of public library privatization right up to the California…
Descriptors: Privatization, Public Libraries, Library Services, State Legislation
California State Library, 2009
The California State Library is charged with performing the following activities as defined by law. The State Library, under the direction and control of the State Librarian, an appointee of the Governor, has responsibility: (1) To collect, preserve, generate and disseminate a wide array of information; (2) To serve as the central reference and…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, State Government, Library Services, Information Seeking
Dempsey, Beth – Library Journal, 2009
Despite the recent turmoil in the U.S. economy, most libraries that were tracked by "Library Journal" won their referenda at a rate just slightly lower than 2007. Nearly three-quarters of operating referenda passed. Building referenda under $10 million passed at a whopping 85%, with those over $10 million batting slightly better than…
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Library Facilities, Financial Support, Voting
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Kendall, Susan L.; Sisson, Lorene R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
A new library in San Jose opened on August 1, 2003. This library is the result of a unique collaboration between San Jose State University Library and the San Jose Public Library. The planning for this new library highlighted merging several key areas of operation, including Government Publications. Several years before the two libraries merged,…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Research Libraries, Public Libraries, Institutional Cooperation
Miraflor, Angie – Online Submission, 2005
In order for a library to serve a special group, simply adding a couple of books and videos is not good enough. There needs to be comprehensive research done about the group so the library's collection and services are at the best quality. The Filipino community is the second largest Asian group in the San Francisco Bay Area; yet nothing has been…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Outreach Programs
Francisco, Grace; Hannah, Kathryn Covier; Keller, Shelly G.; Waters, Joan; Wong, Patricia M. Y. – 2001
This document provides case studies that represent a sampling of successful public library joint ventures in California and other U.S. cities and counties. Chapter 1 defines what a partnership is and how a joint venture differs from a partnership. It also describes the benefits of partnering, the knowledge, attitude, and skills required, and how…
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Library Cooperation
Pastori, Sharon; And Others – 1986
This review of the activities of LEAP (Literacy for Every Adult Project), a free, basic skills tutorial program for adults, is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides the most recent assessment of the LEAP microcomputer learning center, which was funded in 1985 through a Library Services and Construction Act grant, and Part 2 details the early…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners, Petuluma. – 1986
Published in response to requests for a permanent record of California's CALTAC (California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners) WILL (Workshops in Library Leadership) program, an ongoing program funded by an LSCA (Library Services and Construction Act) grant from the California State Library, this report is a compilation of the…
Descriptors: Community Relations, Computer Software, Financial Support, Legislation
Dervin, Brenda; Clark, Kathleen – 1987
Developed as part of a three-year project funded by the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), this manual is designed to present librarians in the State of California with an alternative, "sense-making" approach to assessing the information needs of patrons and potential patrons and to assessing accountability, i.e., whether…
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Library Personnel
Garcia-Ayvens, Francisco, Comp. – 1987
Designed to assist libraries and other agencies in their efforts to provide current referral services to local groups and agencies serving minority populations, this directory reflects the diverse nature of Orange County's population and identifies resources to help support their basic needs. Limited to the four largest minority groups (Asian…
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks
Ayala, Marta Stiefel, Ed.; And Others – 1984
This document includes the text of presentations given at the First Binational Conference on Libraries in California and Baja California, as well as minutes from four roundtables held at the conference. Following a prologue and a brief background on the conference, the following presentations are included: (1) "State Support for Public…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Community Services, Databases, Foreign Countries
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Clark, Collin, Ed. – 1987
Reproduced directly from annual reports submitted to the California State Library by the state's city, county, and special district public libraries, this annual salary survey includes monthly ranges at the beginning step and final step for eight professional and support positions. Not all surveyed positions are found in all libraries. The survey…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, County Libraries, Library Administration, Library Expenditures