ERIC Number: ED054779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Selected Proceedings of a Special Study Institute on Improving Library Services for Handicapped Children (Buffalo, New York, February 1-4, 1971).
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. School of Information and Library Studies.
The goal of the institute was better library service for the thousands of handicapped children in New York State. Librarians, special educators, and others in allied fields have concern for these children and wish to offer service or improve existing programs. Some do not know where to start and may even be afraid to make the first step. Others do what they consider possible, often unaware of sources of aid and sometimes even duplicating existing services. Many offer excellent programs which need wider publicity and use. All need to know about the problems each face in their own situations as well as their strengths and assets. There is never enough funding and it is crucial that every potential source of aid be coordinated for the achievement of the ultimate in library service for the handicapped. The report covers the taped portions of the institute which studied various aspects of improving library services to handicapped children including, media, use of libraries by exceptional children, library materials, school library programs, cooperation, programmed reading materials, audiovisual aids and Braille, information sources, and nation wide services. (Author/AB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. School of Information and Library Studies.
Identifiers: New York
Note: (1 Reference)