ERIC Number: ED047770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Improving Library Services for the Inner City Disadvantaged; A Title IIB Institute in Four Parts...Oct 1969 - March 1971.
Three purposes of the institute were: (1) identify needs of ghetto disadvantaged who can be reached by libraries, (2) explore means of responding effectively to these needs and (3) develop administrative approaches and procedures for implementing experimental library programs. Early planning decisions which contributed to the success of the institute were: (1) methodology--there were no lectures and no drop-in experts, the group would build its own expertise; (2) participation would be limited to the larger Indiana Public Libraries; (3) each library would be represented by its chief librarian and the adult services librarian who would work directly to implement change; (4) the institute would be divided into several parts--planning, experimentation back home, evaluation and problem solving, follow-up communication and evaluation for a period of two years and (5) the final objective of Part I would be to help participants draft plans for implementing changes in library service and administration necessary to effectively meet the library needs of the disadvantaged. A list of participants is included in the preface. The participants' evaluations of the institute are included. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Graduate Library School.