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Long overdue : a fresh look at public and leadership attitudes about libraries in the 21st century

Author: Public Agenda Foundation.; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.; Americans for Libraries Council.
Publisher: New York : Public Agenda, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans prize public library service and see libraries as potential solutions to many communities' most pressing problems, from universal access to computers to the need for better options for keeping teens safe and productive. But few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries. The report includes the results of a national survey of the general public as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Public Agenda Foundation.; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.; Americans for Libraries Council.
ISBN: 1889483877 9781889483870
OCLC Number: 416901873
Description: 81 pages : illustrations
Contents: Finding one : to the public, libraries are valued, well-run institutions --
Finding two : for most Americans, traditional library services remain a high priority --
Finding three : the public believes that computers and Internet access are important, too --
Finding four : different groups in the community see libraries through different lenses --
Finding five : the public ranks their community priorities --
Finding six : Leaders say libraries are indispensible but vulnerable --
Finding seven : there is strong potential support among the public for adequate library funding --
Finding eight : libraries have potential to do even more.
Other Titles: Fresh look at public and leadership attitudes about libraries in the 21st century
Responsibility: prepared by Public Agenda ; with support from Americans for Libraries Council, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Americans prize public library service and see libraries as potential solutions to many communities' most pressing problems, from universal access to computers to the need for better options for keeping teens safe and productive. But few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries. The report includes the results of a national survey of the general public as well as interviews with national and local civic leaders.

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