|Title:||The Impact Of Federal Legislation On School Libraries
|Author(s):||Bomar, Cora Paul
|Subject(s):||Federal aid to libraries --United States
|Abstract:||Not too many years ago a dream was born in the Hotel Congressional
in Washington when the ALA Committee on Legislation invited
a few public, school, and college librarians, and consultants
from the Library Services Branch of the U. S. Office of Education, to
meet with the Committee to discuss the Nation's library needs and
how the Federal government might help the states meet these needs.
This unpublicized informal conference fashioned a dream that was
somewhat revolutionary. The group established the concept that the
Federal government did have a responsibility that went beyond the
limited Library Service Act which at that time provided not more
than $7 million for rural public library service. The committee on
school libraries was the bravest of the sub- committees for it proposed
a Federal program for school libraries calling for an appropriation
of $40 million annually, which was far greater than the $7
million authorized for LSA. And this was asking for the moon ! It
planted the seed that flowered in 1965. From this brave assertion
that the Federal government's share in the support of school libraries
should be at least $40 million annually, this past fiscal year over
$250 million of Federal funds were committed for printed and audiovisual
school library resources alone, according to estimates made
by the U. S. Office of Education.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Citation Info:||In W.Ladley (ed). 1966. Federal legislation for libraries : papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 6-9, 1966. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 22-32.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (13th : 1966)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1966.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16