1966: Federal legislation for libraries

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 13, 1966); Edited by Winifred Ladley

The ten years which have elapsed since the passage of the Library Services Act of 1956 have been ten years of stupendous development in library service in the United States. In the belief that a major factor in the library development has been and will continue to be federal legislation for libraries, the Graduate School of Library Science decided to review, in its Thirteenth Annual Institute at Allerton Park, federal legislation directly or indirectly related to libraries, with a view to evaluating past benefits and formulating guidelines for the future.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Wagman, Frederick H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1966)
    One of the aphorisms that has become part of our folk wisdom asserts that knowledge of the past is essential for an understanding of the present. Another, equally valid and equally bromidic, holds that anyone who would ...

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  • Leigh, Carma Russell (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1966)
    We who administer, implement, or are affected by the federal legislation for libraries enacted in the last ten years are inclined to assume that the federal government's relation to libraries began in 1956 with the ...

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  • Crosland, Dorothy M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1966)
    When Mrs. Ladley's letter came last winter inviting me to participate in this conference concerning federal legislation for libraries, I had just returned from Washington, which had been covered with a heavy snow. Her ...

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  • Adkinson, Burton W. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1966)
    What some of you may be hoping for is a blueprint for getting federal support for library programs. I should warn you that there is no such blueprint, for the simple reason that there is no universal proposal. Every ...

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  • Skipper, James E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1966)
    It has become increasingly obvious that libraries today cannot provide adequate service under conditions of local self-sufficiency. A variety of programs are required on the national level which cannot be provided by ...

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