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The results of this study may indicate that while Iibrary professionals in Iowa view cooperation as a desirable goal, there is little formal activity between and among school and public libraries. The attendance at state sponsored workshops may have little effect on actual practice in the 18 communities which participated In the ICEMS program. There may be increased cooperative activity in those communities which made some attempts prior to the workshops. However, these activities tend to be fairly traditional and conservative. In communities new to the idea, the participants may be open to change, but psychological and physical barriers may hinder implementing their plans to the fullest potential. The library professionals may not have the time and resources needed to bring their plans to fruition and other community members may not have the commitment to assist them.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Leah Hiland


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