public library systems

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

RPLAC - 2007-08 Membership Roster and Library System Groupings

Attached is the 2007-2008 membership of RPLAC - Regents Public Library Advisory Committee. Also included is the current systems groupings for the purpose of electing representatives to RPLAC. This grouping will be used for the election of new members for the 2008-2009 term, to begin July 30, 2008.

GPLS statement on State-paid position for new Single County Library systems - April 14, 2008

Directors,

There has been much discussion this year regarding the state-paid positions available to newly-created single-county systems. I have reiterated several times that no funding is currently available, and none has been requested, for new positions in FY09. We have also made this clear to the library leadership of those counties that are considering establishing single-county systems.

Percentage of the Population served and Square Miles covered by Georgia Public Libraries

A spreadsheet prepared by the Georgia Public Library Service in 2007. This details the square miles and 2006 population estimates for all library systems in Georgia, with further county level detail for the regional library systems.

PINES maps of Georgia's Public Library Systems - August 2007

Attached are two resolutions of a Georgia map showing PINES library systems, as of August 2007.

Dissolution of or withdrawal from a library system - OCGA 20-5-51

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-51

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2006 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current through the 2006 Regular Session ***

TITLE 20. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5. LIBRARIES
ARTICLE 2. LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES
PART 2. COUNTY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-51 (2006)

§ 20-5-51. Dissolution of or withdrawal from a library system

Requirement of finance bond - OCGA 20-5-50

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-50

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2006 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current through the 2006 Regular Session ***

TITLE 20. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5. LIBRARIES
ARTICLE 2. LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES
PART 2. COUNTY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-50 (2006)

§ 20-5-50. Requirement of finance bond

Authorization of library systems to enter into contracts - OCGA 20-5-49

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-49

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2006 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current through the 2006 Regular Session ***

TITLE 20. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5. LIBRARIES
ARTICLE 2. LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES
PART 2. COUNTY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-49 (2006)

§ 20-5-49. Authorization of library systems to enter into contracts

Library systems are authorized to make and enter into such contracts or agreements as are deemed necessary and desirable. All such contracts or agreements entered into shall:

Ownership of Library Property - OCGA 20-5-48

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-48

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2006 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current through the 2006 Regular Session ***

TITLE 20. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5. LIBRARIES
ARTICLE 2. LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES
PART 2. COUNTY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-48 (2006)

§ 20-5-48. Ownership of library property

Reports of the library system - OCGA 20-5-46

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-46

GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2006 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.

*** Current through the 2006 Regular Session ***

TITLE 20. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5. LIBRARIES
ARTICLE 2. LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES
PART 2. COUNTY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

O.C.G.A. § 20-5-46 (2006)

§ 20-5-46. Reports of the library system