Volume No. 227
Dale March, 1981
65 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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At its meeting on March 10, the State Library Board
reviewed policies. discussed current programs, and
passed a resolution adjusting the boundaries of the Way
Public Library in Perrysburg . The Board also received
a number of reports from State Librarian Richard M.
Cheski and members of the State Library staff, aud
approved one application for the use of LSCA Title I
In accordance with procedures established in its Rules, the Board adjusted the
boundaries of the Way Public Library in Perrysburg as co-terminOU5 with the city of
Perrysburg. This includes the Three Meadows and Pheasant Run areas, which were
incorporated into the city of Perrysburg and were previously in the service area of
the Wood County District Public Library.
State and Federal Budgets
State Librarian Richard M. Cheski reviewed the status of the State Library ' s
projected budget for FY 1982-1983. Governor Rhodes ' budget, presented to the General
Assembly on February 4, r ecommended continuation level services for the State Library.
The State Librarian reported to the Board on his February 11 testimony
before the Education Section of the House Finance Committee and before the full House
Finance Appropriations Committee on February 19.
Mr. Ira Phillips, Assistant State Librarian for Library Development , reported on
'the current status of Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) funds. On February
23 , 1981 the library received approval for 72 percent of the 1981 proposed LSCA
Title I appropriation ($1,952,238) as well as approval of $178,879 in Title III.
After the State Library submitted its 1981 Annual Program Statement to Washington
last fall, Congress passed the continuing resol ution to extend through June 5, 1981.
The continuing resolution for the Title III funds was set at $12 million, rather than
the anticipated $5 million . The program which Ohio originally submitted was against
Ohio's all ocation of the lower figure or $178 ,879. Under the higher appropriation
the State Library allocation is $517,609. On March 10 the State Library Board passed
a resolution requesting this supplemental LSCA Titl e III allocation from the U.S.
Department of Education.
In This Issue
Staff Reports On LSCA Prog rams .... .. •.... ... • . ' . .. .•• ... . . 48 .
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