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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 improve 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

1. In FY 1998-99, the State Library Services Program will provide a central collection of library materials from which are accessible to all local public libraries, state institution libraries, and the State Library.

2. The State Library Services Program will increase usage of libraries by 100,000 citizens and 200,000 library visits by December 31, 1998.

3. The State Library Services Program will increase access to information on the internet at the 65 local public library systems, state institution libraries, and in the State Library of Louisiana by adding 300 stations by October 30, 1999.

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

 

 

 

 

 

$3,915,872

$6,585,961

80

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$3,915,872

$6,585,961

80

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($61,386)

($61,386)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustments (Nonrecurring: -$948,219; Replacement/New: +$886,833)

$51,086

$51,086

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$52,418

$52,418

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$78,638

$78,638

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($13,324)

($13,324)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$1,164

$1,164

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other State-wide Interagency Transfer Activities

($14,868)

($14,868)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

($17,835)

($17,835)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$12,879

$12,879

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

$273

$273

0

 

UPS Fees

$500,000

$500,000

0

 

Provide additional funding for State Aid to Public Libraries

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

0

 

Library Connection Internet

 

 

 

 

 

$6,504,917

$9,175,006

80

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$2,589,045

$2,589,045

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 139.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.6% of the total request ($9,297,630) for this program. The 39.3% increase is due to providing funding for the library connection internet and providing funding for State Aid to Public Libraries. 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 1998-1999.

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

$24,560

 

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

 

 

 

$4,703,323

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$396,531

 

Division of Administration - Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$598

 

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

$6,959

 

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

 

 

 

$406,625

 

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)

$797,128

 

Acquisitions of serials, reference materials and books (general fund - $752,195 and federal $44,933)

$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)

 

 

 

$931,766

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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