October 16, 1979
65 South Front
BOARD REVIEWS PROGRAMS,
ACTS ON GRANTS
At its regular meeting October 9 th~rary
Board made several LSCA grants, discussed current
programs, and conducted other business as reported
1n this issue .
After approval of The Ohio Long Range Program [or
Improvement of Library Services as Assisted by the Federal Library Services and
Con8truction Act, the Board directed the State Librarian to submit the revised
program to the U.S. Commissioner of Education in accordance with Public Laws 84-597
and 95-123 . The Board also approved the BaBic State PLan and the Annual Program
Statement for FY 1980. These ,documents will also be filed with the U. S. Commissioner
of Education. Ohio qualifies for a total of $2.9 million in Title I and Title III
funds in FY 1980.
State Librarian Richard M. Cheski reported to the Board on a number of matters,
including the s tatewide meetings on the Ohio Regional Library and Information
Systems (ORLIS) plan. Mr. Cheski also reported that the hearing office in the U.S.
Office of Education requested an indefinite extension of the hearing to resolve t he
federal audit finding.
On October 9 the Board approved two Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA)
grants , including:
$297,362 to the Stark County District Library in Canton
for an automated circulation system in seven libraries in
Carroll, Coshocton, Harrison. Holmes, Stark, and
Tuscarawas counties . The pr oject , extending from
November 1, 1979 to April 30, 1981, will improve bibliographic
.control and access to materials in the participating
libraries. It will also provide management information to
improve cost-effective operations.
$23,979 to the Washington County Public Library in Marietta
for ~ojeat OUTREACH. The project will expand services to
hearing impaired, developmentally disabled. homebound, and
In This Issue
Does OUTREACH started with federal funds continue?
A Study, , .' , , , ' , , ' , ' . , , , . ' , , , , , . ' , , , , , , , , " ' , " 101
White House Conference: Delegates Prepare . . ...•• . .....••..... 105
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