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Williams, Barbara Osborne – Voice of Youth Advocates, 1996
Describes a program developed by the Youth Services Division at the Queens Borough Public Library's Central Library to help teenagers maximize growth opportunities, build self-esteem, and see the library as a life resource. Highlights include securing funding through LSCA (Library Services and Construction Act), recruiting participants, and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Library Funding, Library Role
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Gregory, Gwen – Public Libraries, 1999
Discusses the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the new federal grant program for public libraries, and describes results of a survey of designated LSTA coordinators that was conducted to investigate how this new law has affected library development. Also examines changes from the LSCA (Library Services and Construction Act). (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Library Development, Public Libraries, Surveys
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Suvak, Daniel – Public Libraries, 1993
Discusses the impact of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) on state prison libraries. Evaluations of the LSCA are reviewed; the effectiveness of the LSCA in the areas of library budgets, staff, and book collection size is considered; and recommendations for further research are suggested. (22 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Federal Legislation, Grants
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Gilbert, Carol – Public Libraries, 1995
Under the Library Services and Construction Act, the InfoPeople project was created allowing 182 California public libraries to receive Internet workstations. This article discusses guidelines for grant application for this project, the relationship between participating libraries and their communities, workstation equipment, access to the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Resources, Financial Support, Futures (of Society)
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Merrifield, Mark – Library Trends, 1995
Discusses the roles and responsibilities of federal and state governments in providing funding for rural public libraries. Highlights include historical background, the Library Services Act and the Library Services and Construction Act, various types of state aid, and a model state plan in Pennsylvania. (LRW)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Library Funding, Models
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Ison, Jan – Library Trends, 1995
Provides a historical overview of library cooperative efforts, the roles identified for the cooperative library organizations and their members, and associated services. Examines the contributions that rural libraries make toward cooperation among all types of libraries and identifies challenges for rural libraries participating in networks in the…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Role
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Makowski, Silvia A.; And Others – Voice of Youth Advocates, 1994
Describes a summer reading program developed for young adults that features a computerized approach to book selection. Details of the use, rationale, database development, organization and marketing of the program, which was developed by a Michigan library federation, are provided. Sample publicity materials accompany the article. (KRN)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Computer Oriented Programs, Library Associations
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Carlson, Pam – Voice of Youth Advocates, 1994
Describes the growth and development of a library program serving a shelter for abused and neglected children and youth and a juvenile detention center in Orange County (California). Program funding, materials preferred by teen users, library management, special events, and problems are discussed. Teen patrons and their use of the services are…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Mathews, Anne J.; And Others – Library Trends, 1986
Focuses on federal efforts to fight illiteracy through library programs. Projects supported by two programs are described: the Library Services and Construction Act Title I Library Services Program, and the Library Research and Demonstration Program. Current federal library literacy activities are examined and ideas for the future are discussed.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Fristoe, Ashby J.; Myers, Rose E. – Library Resources and Technical Services, 1971
Problems related to acquiring library materials are presented, including that of shoplifting. (NH)
Descriptors: Books, Copyrights, Federal Aid, Financial Support
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Raber, Douglas – Public Libraries, 1995
Explores the nature of the political ideology that justified and sustained conservative efforts to prevent the passage of the Library Services Act of 1956 and discusses implications for current efforts to secure reauthorization of the Library Services and Construction Act. Highlights include a historical account of actions by Congress and state…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Legislators
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Fuller, Peter F. – Library Quarterly, 1994
Examines the organizational and political context of decisions directly related to the fate of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) from 1980 to 1992. This decision-making environment is then analyzed in terms of political values, structures, and strategies. (Contains 59 references.) (Author/KRN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Decision Making, Federal Aid, Federal Government
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Moore, Carolyn M.; Mielke, Linda – Public Libraries, 1986
Presents preliminary results of Clearwater Public Library's study of the usefulness of "Output Measures for Public Libraries" as an indicator of reference performance, and the impact of collection development choices on reference output measures. Data on turnover rate, in-library use, reference fill rate, and reference transactions per…
Descriptors: Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Surveys, Measurement Techniques
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Ladeson, Alex – Catholic Library World, 1975
Outlines the history of federal library aid and suggests a new program of general aid. (PF)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Libraries
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Simmons, Beatrice – Catholic Library World, 1980
Gives a short history of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), a broad-based program of Federal aid to public libraries. Several outstanding programs exemplifying the types of library programs funded with LSCA money are also discussed. (LLS)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Government, Financial Support, Grants
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