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Title:Implementing Programs Through Proposals
Author(s):Adkinson, Burton W.
Subject(s):Federal aid to libraries --United States
Abstract:What some of you may be hoping for is a blueprint for getting federal support for library programs. I should warn you that there is no such blueprint, for the simple reason that there is no universal proposal. Every particular combination of proposer and federal agency represents a special case. So the best I can do is to sketch some general considerations that the library community might take into account in shaping programs and seeking federal support for them. Another difficulty springs from the fact that library support has no one comfortable home in the government structure. It cuts across the roles and missions of many federal agencies. Unless it specializes in some one field or function it does not correspond too closely to any one agency's interests. The National Library of Medicine interests itself in libraries or parts of them that serve medical research or medical education. The National Science Foundation has responsibilities to libraries that support scientific research or education in the sciences, and to libraries in general where they intersect the general process of disseminating scientific and technical information. And so on. So, besides being unable to give you a color - it-yourself proposal, I cannot give you a good road-map of the Washington library- support area. In particular, I shall not speak to the specific interests of the Office of Education, partly because the discussion of recent legislation that you are to hear will no doubt cover this topic. Some of you may ultimately get some guidance at the end of the year's deliberations of the National Library Commission that has recently been set up, but in the meantime it would be presumptous for me to pre-empt whatever government postures toward libraries, or vice-versa, the Commission may come up with.
Issue Date:1966
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: 60-65.
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

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