ERIC Number: ED283520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Clear Purpose...Complete Commitment. A Long-Range Program to Provide Louisianans with Library and Information Services Adequate to Their Needs, 1986-1990.
Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
The long-range program presented in this document results from the combined efforts of the State Library staff, the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Administrative Librarian, Louisiana librarians, the Library Development Committee of Louisiana, and a number of other formal and informal planning groups within the state. The program includes: (1) an assessment of the general population and environments of Louisiana with corresponding library service needs; (2) an assessment of the status and library needs of special populations identified in LSCA legislation, including the disadvantaged, institutionalized, blind and physically handicapped, and persons with limited-English speaking ability; (3) an assessment of major library programs throughout the state, including criteria of adequacy, status, and needs; and (4) a plan of action with measurable objectives to meet identified needs over the next five years. This publication identifies specific inadequacies in public library services, resources, facilities and personnel; it identifies the people who are to be served; and it reveals the geographical, sociological, economic, and educational barriers to the expanded use of libraries. Finally, it presents specific goals and objectives as part of an overall plan to overcome both inadequacies and barriers. (KM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act