|Title:||LSA And The Development Of Library Systems
|Author(s):||Leigh, Carma Russell
|Subject(s):||Libraries and state --United States
|Abstract:||I was asked (and how could I have thought last summer
I could do it?) to analyze and forecast the different directions
library system development resulting from the Library Services
Act has taken and is likely to take in different states and
in different parts of the country, together with the underlying
reasons for such differences. Is consolidation the answer?
Or cooperation? Or federation? What is the (proper) role of
the local library in larger systems ? What are the effects of
LSA to date on this role ? Indeed, what is the future of the local
library its collection, its staff, its services ? In short,
what has happened, what can, will, or should happen in largerunit
development as state agencies, LSA funds, and local and
regional libraries join forces ?
These were the questions asked, probably answerable
only by the most careful study of each of the state plans, followed
by on-the-scene observation, and analysis of what has
been and will be done with the plans, in every area where any
of the funds have gone and will be used. This is quite beyond
my West Coast reach. From partial knowledge of state plans,
and extremely limited observation of what has been done with
them, I shall try to make a few comments on the questions
|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: 48-61.
|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