The Commission's functions include the following:
(a) Developing and recommending overall plans for library and information services adequate to meet the needs of the people of the United States;
(b) Coordinating, at the Federal, State and local levels, implementation of the plans referred to in paragraph (a) of this section and related activities;
(c) Conducting studies, surveys and analyses of, and hearings on, the library and informational needs of the Nation, including the special needs of rural areas, economically, socially or culturally deprived persons and the elderly;
(d) Evaluating the means by which the needs referred to in paragraph (c) of this section may be met through the establishment or improvement of information centers and libraries;
(e) Appraising the adequacies and deficiencies of current library and information resources and services; and
(f) Evaluating current library and information science programs.