Federal Register: February 5, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 23)
DOCID: fr05fe07-70 FR Doc E7-1766
THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Library Agencies Survey, 2008-2010
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before April 6, 2007. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:
The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95)[44 U.S.C. 3508(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Institute of Museum and Library Services is soliciting comments concerning the continuance of the State Library Agencies Survey from FY 20082010.
A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
is an independent Federal grantmaking agency authorized by the Museum and Library Services Act, 20
U.S.C. 9101, et seq. Section 210 of the Act supports IMLS' data collection and analysis role. The IMLS provides a variety of grant programs to assist the nation's museums and libraries in improving their operations and enhancing their services to the public. Museums and libraries of all sizes and types may receive support from IMLS programs.
The State Library Agencies Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, has OMB clearance number 18500705; it expires 7/31/2008.
Plans are underway for the transfer of the State Library Agencies Survey from the Dept. of Education to the Institute of Museum and Library Services beginning with Fiscal Year 2008. The responsibility for this data collection, and for the clearance process, will be transferred entirely to IMLS.
Abstract: State Library Agencies are the official agencies of each
state charged by state law with the extension and development of public
library services throughout each state. The purpose of the State
Library Agencies Survey is to provide state and federal policymakers
with information about State Library Agencies, including their
governance, allied operations, developmental services to libraries and
library systems, support of electronic information networks and
resources, number and types of outlets, and direct services to the public.
OMB Number: n/a.
Agency Number: 3137.
Affected Public: federal, state and local governments, state library agencies, libraries, general public.
Number of Respondents: 51.
Burden hours per respondent: 21. Total burden hours: 1071.
Contact: Barbara G. Smith, EProjects Officer, Office of
Information Resources Management, Institute of Museum and Library
Services, 1800 M Street NW., 9th Floor, Washington DC 20036. Ms. Smith
can be reached by Telephone: 2026534688, Fax: 2026534625, or by e
mail at email@example.com. Barbara G. Smith,
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