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Program A: Library Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 25:1; R.S. 36:208

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Access to information is necessary for economic growth and a literate and informed society. The goal of the Library Services Program is to build an informed, literate, and participative citizenry by ensuring access to information resources. It is the mission of this program to provide a central collection of materials which meets the needs of government, to assist in the establishment and improvement of local public library services across the state, to establish libraries in state institutions, and to directly serve the information needs of blind and visually impaired citizens. The activities in this program are: Library Services Administration and State Aid to Public Libraries.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfer is from LSU via the Board of Regents for the maintenance and operation of the Louisiana Library Network. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are composed of copy charges, special services requests and registration fees for the Trustees' workshops. The Federal Funds are from the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title I (public libraries), Title II (construction and technology enhancements at parish libraries) and Title III (interlibrary services for all libraries).

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$6,496,860

$9,166,949

80

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$6,496,860

$9,166,949

80

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$96,809

$96,809

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$48,391

$48,391

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$5,463

$5,463

0

 

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$883,063

$1,061,374

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($875,342)

($920,275)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$165,104

$165,104

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

($52,662)

($52,662)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$1,349

$1,349

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

$6,640

0

 

Other Adjustments Increase IAT from LSU for the support of the La. Library Network

 

 

 

 

 

$6,769,035

$9,579,142

80

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$272,175

$412,193

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 93.9% of the total request ($10,194,560) for this program. The 4.8% increase is due to providing funding for maintenance on state owned buildings, risk management premium increase, an increse in fees to Civil Service for personnel services, annualization of classified employees merit increases, new merit increases for classified employees and a raise for the unclassified State Librarian. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$75,000

 

Statewide Data Base, LAsernet bibliographic data base

$3,877

 

Legislative Auditor

$27,500

 

Library Personnel Development and Trustee Enrichment

$9,375

 

Trustee Enrichment and Training

$43,150

 

Louisiana Center for the Book

$795,599

 

Public library construction grants, for renovation, expansion, and replacement of existing local libraries

$184,262

 

Major Urban Resources Library grant to parish libraries in cities with population over 100,000

$1,500,000

 

State Aid to Public Libraries

$40,000

 

Librarians on the Network - provides for training of librarians on how to work the Internet

$31,200

 

Interagency Transfer from LSU via the Board of Regents for the maintenance and operation of the Louisiana Library Network

$2,000,000

 

Louisiana Library Connection - Internet

   

$4,709,963

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$528,585

 

Division of Administration - Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$33,050

 

Department of Public Safety Building Security

$598

 

Division of Administration Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

$8,308

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$1,859

 

Division of Administration Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

$540

 

Division of Administration State Buildings and Grounds for maintenance items not covered in monthly fee

 $138

 

Division of Administration for miscellaneous items purchased from surplus property

     

$573,078

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$67,398

 

Replace Universal Data Base System (circulation) for all computers and public terminals in the library (general fund)

$921,101

 

Acquisitions of serials, reference materials and books (general fund - $742,790 and federal $178,311)

$67,240

 

Two (2) Windows NT servers, twenty (20) Pentium 200 Computers, one (1) Light Projection Unit; two(2)Lap Top Computers, two (2) NEC Super Script 860 Laser Printers and two (2) HP Network Printers (general fund)

 

 

 

$1,055,739

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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