1961: The impact of the Library services act : progress and potential

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 8, 1961); Edited by Donald E. Strout

In the belief that the Library Services Act is perhaps the most unique and far-reaching development to have occurred in librarianship in recent decades, the Graduate School of Library Science at the University of Illinois early in 1961 invited the Library Services Branch of the U. S. Office of Education (under whose aegis the LSA is administered) to co-sponsor an institute on the Act, to which would be invited representatives selected by the state library agencies throughout the United States and its outlying possessions. The result was the Allerton Park Institute on "The Impact of the Library Services Act Progress and Potential, " held on November 5-8, 1961, in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of Allerton Park.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Summary 
    Lancour, Harold (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1961)
    It is customary at Allerton Park conferences for one of the members of the faculty or the staff to give a summary of what transpired, and this time this happened to be my job. You can well understand that this isn't a ...
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  • Monypenny, Phillip (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1961)
    In my career with state libraries, I begin to feel rather like James B. Conant in his empyrean reviews of education in the United States. I would imagine that Conant is one of the most disliked men in America. He is ...
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  • Blasingame, Ralph (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1961)
    To attempt some guess as to the futurewhatever the context requires that one pay some service to the past. The strength of the position which the public library occupies today and upon which its future will be based is ...
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  • Prentiss, S. Gilbert (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1961)
    "Research" is rapidly becoming one of the hardestworking words in our contemporary vocabulary. In our daily references to research we may mean anything from the assignment a second grader carries home from school to a ...
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  • Smith, Hannis S. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1961)
    n approaching this subject, there is a strong temptation to deal at length with library budgets and budget management. The literature of this subject is extensive, and, while it is of uneven quality, there is a considerable ...
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