|Title:||Financing Rural Public Library Systems
|Author(s):||Smith, Hannis S.
|Subject(s):||Libraries and state --United States
|Abstract:||n approaching this subject, there is a strong temptation
to deal at length with library budgets and budget management.
The literature of this subject is extensive, and, while
it is of uneven quality, there is a considerable amount which
is highly competent and quite useful. There is another temptation:
to deal at length with how to get public officials to provide
from the funds under their control the necessary money
for the operation of rural public library systems. While this
will certainly enter into consideration here, it will not be the
Having eschewed these temptations, I have chosen rather
to take a "Cloud 9" approach and attempt to review the financing
of rural public library systems from what might be termed an
" This has the advantage of being only dimly
known and has the drawback of theoretical indefiniteness.
However, it contains the promise that if we can avoid a Jules
Verne treatment of the subject, we may come up with a better
understanding of the problems to be faced in financing the public
library developments which are the general goals of our profession.
|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: 62-78.
|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