Selected Key Documents
Aging to Take Toll on State Workforces. By Kathleen Murphy. Published by Stateline.org, April 1, 2005.
America's Public School Libraries: 1953-2000. U.S. Department of Education, 2005. [Drawn from more than 25 sources, mostly federal reports and surveys, this booklet presents a history of federal legislation and national standards affecting school library media centers and key characteristics of school libraries at the national level, from 1953–54 to 1999–2000. This booklet is based on the report Fifty Years of Supporting Children’s Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation from 1953–2000.] See also: Fifty Years of Supporting Children’s Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation from 1953–2000. U.S. Department of Education, 2005. [Drawn from more than 50 sources, this report presents descriptive data about public school libraries since 1953. Along with key characteristics of school libraries, the report also presents national and regional standards, and federal legislation affecting school library media centers. Data from sample surveys are presented at the national, regional, and school levels, and by state.]
The Future of Libraries: Beginning the Great Transformation. By Thomas Frey. DaVinci Institute
Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. CLIR. 2005. [From the abstract: "What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors—an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics—explore these questions in Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. In their essays, the authors challenge us to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age."]