Combined School and Public Libraries: Guidelines for Decision Making.

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This helps communities and school districts determine whether a combined school and public library will provide the most efficient library service for all community residents. Topics covered are: planning issues; mission statements; the legal framework for combined school-public libraries in the state of Wisconsin; and a list of key issues to be considered when examining the feasibility of establishing such a library. A feasibility checklist is also included and covers planning, governance, administration and funding, access to information and materials, the physical facility, technology, and attitudinal factors. Also included are: descriptions of existing combined school and public libraries in Wisconsin; examples of alternative methods for improving library services; a selected bibliography; statutory references; and sample master agreement.
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