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ERIC Number: ED010855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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LITERACY ACTIVITIES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES, A REPORT OF A STUDY OF SERVICES TO ADULT ILLITERATES.
MACDONALD, BERNICE
FIELD VISITS WERE MADE TO 15 PUBLIC LIBRARIES TO GATHER INFORMATION ON LOCAL SPONSORS OF LITERACY EDUCATION, INCLUDING PERSONNEL, TEACHING METHODS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS. PATTERNS OF COOPERATION BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUAL LIBRARIES AND THE ADEQUACY OF LIBRARY SERVICES AND READING MATERIALS WERE INVESTIGATED. IN MOST LIBRARIES SURVEYED, PROGRAMS OF SERVICE OR LIBRARY INVOLVEMENT WERE LIMITED, BUT EACH LIBRARY ENGAGED IN ACTIVE COMMUNITY PLANNING WITH OTHER AGENCIES, INCLUDING WELFARE AGENCIES, THE FEDERAL MANPOWER AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, PRIVATE AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, BOARDS OF EDUCATION, READING CLINICS, TELEVISION STATIONS, AND PRIVATE TUTORS. SHORTAGES OF TRAINED PERSONNEL AND EFFECTIVE LITERACY MATERIALS WERE A CRITICAL PROBLEM. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE--DISTRIBUTION OF EASY-READING BIBLIOGRAPHIES TO ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES, EXPANSION OF THE ALA ADULT SERVICES DIVISION'S COMMITTEE ON READING IMPROVEMENT FOR ADULTS, A MEETING OF NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LIBRARY LEADERS TO PROMOTE ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY SERVICES, AND A LITERACY SERVICES CONSULTANT AT ALA HEADQUARTERS WERE AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)