Library Funding

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The Development and Decline of Regional Library Systems in Georgia, Advanced MLS Thesis, FSU 1993, Susan S. Whittle

Development and Decline of Regional Library Systems
in Georgia

Outline

I. Background

A. Purpose of the study
B. Review of studies on library development in Georgia
C. Methodology of the study

II. Development of Regional Library Systems in Georgia to 1945

A. Early stages
B. Traveling libraries
C. Governmental patterns affecting regional library systems
D. State library plan
E. Funding

III. Growth and Evolution of System

Regional Library Concept and Plan of Service 2010 version for SWGRL Board, by Susan Whittle

REGIONAL LIBRARY CONCEPT
AND PLAN OF SERVICE
By Susan S. Whittle

Historically, library thinking in America suggested that economy in library service delivery was realized when counties with less than 50,000 people joined together. Throughout the United States, state library agencies have provided incentives to encourage formation of regional library systems in order to use resources wisely.

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