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Title:LSA And Library Standards: Two Sides Of The Coin
Author(s):Martin, Lowell A.
Subject(s):Libraries and state --United States
Abstract:We all know that the Library Services Act and new national standards for public libraries came on the scene about the same time. In a sense the standards established goals, and LSA provided fresh, new means to achieve goals. It is therefore natural after five years to compare aims with accomplishments. A few disclaimers are in order at the outset. This will in no way be a definitive evaluation of the federally sponsored program. Its workings have reached intob "!30 states and three territories, hundreds of counties, and thousands of communities. Who would be hardy or foolhardy enough to pronounce judgment on this rich variety? These are no more than impressions. I have read the reports of the state library agencies several times over, year by year, across the nation for each year, and across the board on specific topics. I have tried in the process to be both sympathetic and critical. In one way or another I have been able to see at first hand aspects of the LSA program in a dozen states. I have tried at all times to hold the national standards in my mind's eye, asking not only whether there was more library service but also what kind.
Issue Date:1961
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In D.E. Strout (ed). 1961. The impact of the Library services act : progress and potential : papers presented at an institute conducted jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science and the Library Services Branch, U.S. Office of Education. Urbana, IL: Graduate School of Library Science: 1-16.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (8th : 1961)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-16

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