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Record Group Number: 000161
Series/Collection Number: .S 1862
Creator: Florida. Division of Library and Information Services.
Title, Dates: Department of State division and bureau administration files, 1979-1994.
Amount: 6.5 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by general topic.
Restrictions: Restricted:  Any building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, or diagrams of government facilities or structures in this series are exempt from public disclosure as per s. 119.071(3)(b)1, F.S. This restriction does not apply to facilities or structures that no longer exist.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Division of Library and Information Services in the Florida Department of State provides library, records management, and archival services at the state and local level. The Division provides direct library services to state government; develops library services statewide; and provides archival and records management services, technical assistance, education, financial aid, and cooperative services.  Working in partnership with archivists, librarians, records managers, governmental officials, and citizens, the Division seeks to assure access to materials and information of past, present, and future value to enable local libraries and agencies to provide effective information services for the benefit of the people of Florida.
    Pursuant to Chapters 119 and 257, Florida Statutes, the Division of Library and Information Services director's office is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the statewide program of library services, library services development and public records management.  Within the Florida Department of State, the Division provides technical and educational assistance, financial aid, and cooperative services. The Division Director also serves as Secretary to the Library Council and Deputy Interstate Library Compact Administrator.
      Barratt Wilkins began with the Division in 1973 as Assistant State Librarian of Florida. Four years later, Wilkins became Florida's State Librarian as well as the Division's director. Between June and October 1987, Wilkins also served as Acting Secretary of State.
Summary:     This series documents Division Director Barratt Wilkins' administrative and management activities as head of the Division of Library and Information Services.  Materials include correspondence with other division directors, bureau chiefs,  division staff, various departments, the Secretary of State and other Cabinet members, as well as surveys, division publications, memoranda, directives, and reports.  These files provide evidence of the decisions, policies, activities, and responsibilities of the director's office, such as overseeing funding programs for Florida's libraries and other library services, the division's bureaus, the Florida State Archives, the State Library of Florida, and staff training, along with participation in professional library organizations. This series also provides information on Florida's libraries, as well as the developments and major issues in the library and information service fields between 1979 and 1994. Blueprints of the R.A. Gray building are restricted pursuant to F.S. 119.07(3)(ee).
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Associated Materials: Series S1856, Division Director's Correspondence Files; S1857, Division Director's Subject Files; and S1858, Division Administration and Management Files, contain related information from this office.
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Subject Access Fields: Wilkins, Barratt.
Florida. Division of Library and Information Services.
State Library of Florida.
Florida. Dept. of State.
Archives and Records Management, Bureau of.
Secretary of State, Office of.
Florida. Bureau of Archives and Records Management.
Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
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