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The matching requirement is in addition to the maintenance-ofeffort requirements.

The maintenance-of-effort requirements and the matching requirement pertain to each applicant institution, to each branch on behalf of which application is made, and to each institution participating as a member of a combination.

Types of funds excluded for matching purposes

(1) Basic grant funds requested.

(2) Federal funds from other programs.

(3) Matching funds for other Federal funds (item 2 above).

(4) Funds for materials used for sectarian instruction or religious worship.


In order to receive a supplemental grant, an applicant must have applied for and been determined eligible for a basic grant of not less than $1,500. The applicant must meet the maintenance-of-effort requirements as indicated for the basic grant but no matching funds are required. In addition the applicant must supply information such as

1. Description of the size and quality of the library resources in relation to its present enrollment and any expected increase in enrollment;

2. Set forth any special circumstances which are impeding or will impede the proper development of its library resources; and 3. Provide a general description how a supplemental grant would be used to improve the size and quality of its library


The Commissioner will approve applications on the basis of basic criteria prescribed in regulations and developed after consultation with the Advisory Council on College Library Resources, and may take into consideration factors such as student enrollment and size and age of the library collection, and shall give priority to institutions in need of financial assistance for library purposes.


Institutions of higher education may apply for a special purpose grant individually or as a member of a combination of institutions. An applicant institution, to be eligible for a special purpose grant, must provide assurance (a) that it will expend during the current fiscal year from non-Federal funds for allowable library materials, an amount at least equal to the average annual amount it expended from other than Federal sources, for allowable library materials during the 2-year period ending June 30, 1965, and, (b) that it will expend during the fiscal year for which the grant is requested for allowable library purpose expenditures an amount equal to one-third of the special purpose grant. Applicant institutions may apply―

1. For an institutional special purpose grant if the institution can demonstrate a special need for additional library resources and demonstrate that such additional library resources will make a substantial contribution to the quality of their educational resources;

2. For an institutional special purpose grant if the institution can demonstrate that additional library resources are needed to meet special national or regional needs in the library and information sciences; and

3. As a member of a combination of institutions of higher education that can demonstrate the need of special assistance in establishing and strengthening joint-use facilities.


This title authorizes grants to institutions of higher education to assist them in training persons in librarianship. The term "librarianship" means the principles and practices of the library and information sciences, including the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information and the reference and research use of library and other information resources.

Provision is made for establishing and maintaining stipends for students undertaking such studies, and for assisting with the institutional costs for such courses of study.

The authorization for Federal appropriation is $15 million for each of the fiscal years 1966, 1967, and 1968. Congress may authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1969 and 1970.

The Commissioner may make a grant to an institution of higher education only upon application by the institution and only upon his finding that such program will substantially further the objective of increasing the opportunities for training in librarianship throughout the Nation.


[News release from Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, July 14, 1966]

The first Federal grants to help colleges and universities strengthen their library resources have been awarded to 1,830 institutions in every State and the outlying areas, the U.S. Office of Education announced today.

Totaling more than $8 million, the funds were authorized under title II-A of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This section provides for basic grants of up to $5,000 to aid colleges and universities and their branch campuses in buying books, periodicals, documents, tapes, recordings, audiovisuals, and other library materials.

Federal funds totaling $10 million were made available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, with the signing of the second 1966 supplemental appropiration by President Johnson on May 13. The Higher Education Act was signed last November.

NOTE TO EDITORS.-Names of institutions receiving grants may be obtained from Stanley Fink, WO-2-1166.)

College library resources program (title II-A, Higher Education Act of 1965)— Institutions which were disapproved for basic grants in fiscal year 1966 because of failure (by $1,000 or more) to meet maintenance-of-effort requirements based on average annual expenditures for fiscal years 1964 and 1965

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NOTE.-Figures in cols. 1 and 2 indicate the extent to which institutions fell short of base-years averages, for "all library purposes" and/or for "library materials" respectively.


[News release from Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, July 10, 1966]

Award of 139 graduate fellowships in library and information science to 24 colleges and universities was announced today by the U.S. Office of Education.

The fellowships, authorized under title II-B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, total $898,941. Funds for fiscal year 1966 became available with the signing of the second supplemental appropriation by the President last month.

Fellowships for students seeking a master's degree in librarianship are $2,200 each and for a post master's or doctor's degree $5,000 each. Doctoral fellowships are renewable.

In addition, $400 is granted to a student for each dependent, up to four, plus travel expenses. The institution receives $2,000 for each fellow to assist in the cost of instruction.

Because of a critical shortage of fully qualified library school faculty members, the first priority for fellowships at the post master's level will be for those designed to produce additional instructors for schools of library and information science, the Office of Education said.

The fellowships granted include 52 doctoral, 25 post master and 62 master's.

Institutions in the program, fellowships, and grant amounts are:




Catholic University Department of Library Science, Washing-
ton, D.C.

Columbia University School of Library Service, New York City.
Drexel Institute of Technology Graduate School of Library
Science, Philadelphia, Pa.

State University of New York School of Library Science, Albany,

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Library and Infor-
mation Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pratt Institute Graduate Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rutgers University Graduate School of Library Science, New
Brunswick, N.J.

Simmons College School of Library Science, Boston, Mass.
Atlanta University School of Library Service, Atlanta, Ga.
Florida State University Library School, Tallahassee, Fla.
Louisiana State University Library School, Baton Rouge, La..
George Peabody College for Teachers, Peabody Library School,
Nashville, Tenn.

University of Chicago Graduate Library School, Chicago, Ill...
University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science,
Urbana, Ill.

Indiana University Graduate Library School, Bloomington, Ind.
University of Michigan Department of Library Science, Ann
Arbor, Mich.

University of Minnesota Library School, Minneapolis, Minn...
Western Michigan University Department of Librarianship,
Kalamazoo, Mich.

Western Reserve University School of Library Science, Cleve-
land, Ohio.

University of Wisconsin Library School, Madison, Wis..
University of Texas Graduate School of Library Science, Austin,

University of California School of Librarianship, Berkeley, Calif.
University of Southern California School of Library Science,
University, Park, Calif.

University of Washington School of Librarianship, Seattle, Wash.

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Title II, part C of the Higher Education Act of 1965 authorizes funds which are to be transferred to the Librarian of Congress for the purpose of

(1) acquiring, so far as possible, all library materials currently published throughout the world which are of value to scholarship; and

(2) providing catalog information for these materials promptly after receipt, and distributing bibliographic information by printing catalog cards and by other means, and enabling the Library of Congress to use for exchange and other purposes such of these materials as are not needed for its own collections.


With the $300,000 appropriated for fiscal year 1966, planning proceeded, national and international discussions were held concerning shared cataloging, and survey trips to determine the feasibility of speedier and more extensive acquisitions programs were undertaken. A conference in London on shared cataloging brought together with the Librarian of Congress national librarians and producers of the national bibliographies in five Western European countries. Contracts were signed with bookdealers and the producers of national bibliographies in Western Europe to supply the Library with current publications and cataloging copy, and paved the way for the development to be implemented in 1967.

A survey trip to East and Central Africa determined the feasibility of establishing a regional acquisitions office functioning out of Nairobi, Kenya, and a similar trip to South America established the feasibility of a regional acquisitions office functioning out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The administrative pattern for the implementation of the program at the Library of Congress was established and recruitment was begun.


The major effort of the program is being directed toward increasing the cataloging capacity and coverage of the Library of Congress. Staffing and training for the Shared Cataloging Division is being further developed and expanded.

Detailed arrangements are being worked out with national bibliography authorities and dealers in Great Britain, Norway, Austria, Germany, and France, and efforts are being directed toward the formulation of a shared cataloging program in each of these countries by which the Library of Congress will be able to utilize elements of descriptive cataloging prepared in the country of origin of the publications.

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