ERIC Number: ED051845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Library Services in a Rural Setting: The Case of Prince Edward Island.
Saleemi, A. Hamid
A large segment of the rural population has a low educational profile. According to the 1961 census, 87% of the male and 75% of the female labor force of Prince Edward Island had grade eight or lower education. Public libraries are the only provincial agencies which can be of any help if the dropouts, functional illiterates and the undereducated decide to continue their education outside the formal classroom. The purposes of this study are: (1) to overview the public library resources and services available to the rural people; (2) to identify the educational and informational needs of this group; (3) the extent to which they are satisfied, also to suggest reasons for which they have failed to satisfy these needs and (4) to suggest measures which can be taken to meet these needs. To tap the potential of public libraries, it is suggested that the libraries be provided with a foundation in law, and that necessary steps should be taken to meet the minimum standards set by the Canadian Library Association. Other suggestions for securing effective library services are also made. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Regional Economic Expansion, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Prince Edward Island NewStart, Inc., Montague.
Identifiers: Canada; Prince Edward Island