|Title:||LSA, The Federal Government, And The Profession
|Subject(s):||Libraries and state --United States
|Abstract:||Preparing this paper has been a delightful task but also
a frustrating experience. In reading background material on
federal aid for libraries, in talking to Ralph Dunbar and Paul
Howard, who were deeply involved in all stages of the events
leading up to the LSA, I've unearthed so much fascinating material
that I could write a book. This is the pleasant part.
I'm sorry I couldn't talk to Marjorie Malmberg and Julia
Bennett Armistead also since they, too, played important roles
and deserve much of the credit for the success that finally came.
But it is impossible to mention all who shared in this achievement.
Hundreds helped in their own particular way. Many who
helped are here.
The difficulty confronting me is that I have only a few minutes
in which to cover the development of federal legislation,
the work of the Washington Office, and the outlook for the future.
However, many of you here took an active part in the
early struggles and are familiar with much of the history leading
up to the LSA. Furthermore someone has already written
a book and I hope all of you have read it--Hawthorne Daniel's
Public Libraries for Everyone. But even so, some of the
early history of library legislation needs to be told here in order
to place developments in proper perspective. My task then
will be to consider the development of legislation which eventually
became the Library Services Act and to try to assess the
factors 'which brought success in 1956 and again in I960 when
the Act was extended, as well as the implications of such factors
for future library legislation.
|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: 17-29.
|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