Volume No. 208
Date May 15, 1979
BOARD DEA LS
AND URBAN LIBRARY PROGRAM
65 South Front Street
Columbus. Ohio 43215
The State Library Board met May 8 to review and approve
a revised Library Services and Construction
Act (LSCA) program of $2.9 million for FY 1979, and
to discuss the State Library's projected budget for
the 1980-81 biennium. The Board also studied a draft
of The Ohio Regional Library and Information System
(ORLIS) prepared by the Ohio Multitype Interlibrary
Cooperation Committee (OMICC).
Mr. Richard Cheski, State Librarian , presented the ORLIS draft to the Board.
He expressed an optimistic view of the concept of multi type cooperation as presented
in the ORLIS plan. Board members had an informal discussion during the Board
meeting to review parts of the plan with the State Librarian and with Mr. Ira
Phillips and Miss Martha Driver of the Stat e Library staff. The Board will have
further s tudy and discussion of the ORLIS plan at its September meeting.
Following the approval of technical amendments to the Basic State Plan~ the
Board approved the revised 1979 AnnuaZ ~ogram Statement and the amendments to the
Ohio Long Range Program for the Improvement of Library Services. The State
Librarian will file these new documents with the U.S . Commissioner of Education.
Most of the amendments to the Library Services and Cons truction Act program for FY
1979 pertain directly to the major urban resource libraries segment of the LSCA
act, relating to maintenance of effort requirements under Title I and criteria for
determining whether the collection of an urban library is of value to the users.
The AnnuaZ Program Statement is substantially the same as that approved in
July 1978 for the 1979 program . Of the $2,742,446 in Title I funds and $180,594
i n Title III available in FY 1979, $2.7 million are available for gr ants . The FY
1979 program includes $122,469 for the new major urban resource library program .
At the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Federal Library Programs ,
the Board established that a library may receive support as a major urban resource
library if the following criteria are met:
1. The major urban resource library (HURL) has a collection of 100,000
In This Issue
Legislative 'Bills .. ' , , . ' , . , ...... , . ' ...•.....•• . . , . , ..• . •......... 62
State Library Offers Scholarships . . . .....•• . .... . ••. .. .....• , ... , 69
An Equal Opporn.mity E~ - 59-