Recommendations made in the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform’s report “Streamlining Local Government” would have impact on all libraries in the State of
The Indiana Library Federation supports a thorough evaluation of the cost-savings of the recommendations and an approach that allows each library and or library district input into the determination as to what is the best approach for it and its patrons. The Federation will oppose any legislation that proposes a “cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all” mentality towards public libraries.
The Federation believes that library service is a primary function of good government and, in keeping with that belief, supports legislation that will provide additional options for unserved areas to receive quality library service.
Furthermore, the Federation believes that it is in the educational interest of all students K through 12th grade in the State of