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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.