|Title:||LSA And The Future
|Subject(s):||Libraries and state --United States
|Abstract:||To attempt some guess as to the futurewhatever the
context requires that one pay some service to the past. The
strength of the position which the public library occupies today
and upon which its future will be based is a tribute to past
generations. We inherit a high moral position which has made
it possible for high-minded people to join with us in the drive
to bring library services to all parts of our states and to improve
those which already exist. Whatever paths we take must
preserve this position so that our successors may have that
As to the ideas which will be mentioned in this talk,
none is either new or my own in any real sense. I shall try only
to bring together thoughts which are drawn from reading and
experience. Perhaps this group may develop some truly new
plans, though we have far to go if we only follow the directions
which Joeckel, Martin, Leigh, Eastlick, and others have pointed
Librarians face a period of exceptionally hard work and
of adjustment to the notion that libraries are a popular topic
with the public generally and with legislators at least in some
places. This popularity seems to be filtering down from the
top. ,TyKat downward movement from the Congress to state legislatures
to local governments is at odds with all we preach about
the public library as a phenomenon of a democratic culture,
a responsibility first of town and county.
|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: 87-92.
|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