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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2236

PUBLIC LAW 98-480—OCT. 17, 1984

Public Law 98-480 98th Congress An Act Oct. 17, 1984 [H.R. 2878] Grants. Library Services and Construction Act Amendments of 1984. 20 USC 351 note. 20 USC 351 note.

20 USC 351 note.

To amend and extend the Library Services and construction Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I—LIBRARY SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION SHORT TITLE; F I N D I N G S

SEC. 101. (a) This title may be cited as the "Library Services and Construction Act Amendments of 1984". OJ) The Congress finds that— (1) the role of libraries has expanded to include (A) providing programs to meet the needs of special segments of the population, including librarian training and outreach programs, (B) providing literacy training for illiterate and functionally illiterate adults, and (C) sharing resources and materials among a wide variety of libraries; (2) it has become necessary to expand the role of libraries as information centers for their communities, utilizing improved and new technologies and resources to meet the increasing need for information services and educational resources of Americans in a rapidly changing economy; (3) funding for construction of new libraries and renovation of existing libraries is essential to ensure continuation of library services for the public; (4) attention should be paid to the needs of small and rural community libraries and information centers because these facilities are often underfunded and understaffed and as a consequence cannot adequately serve the needs of the community; and (5) the scope and purpose of the Library Services and Construction Act should therefore be revised to include a more comprehensive range of programs which may receive funds thereunder and to ensure the extension of services to minorities and other populations that would otherwise be unable to use regular library facilities. DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

20 USC 351. Indians.

SEC. 102. (a) Section 2(a) of the Library Services and Construction Act (hereafter in this title referred to as "the Act") is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 2. (a) It is the purpose of this Act to assist the States in the extension and improvement of public library services to areas and populations of the States which are without such services or to which such services are inadequate and to assist Indian tribes in planning and developing library services to meet their needs. It is the further purpose of this Act to assist with (1) public library