ERIC Number: ED169880
Record Type: RIE
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The Chicago Public Library Annual Report, 1969-1976.
Chicago Public Library, IL.
These annual reports summarize the events and activities of a seven year period which saw the establishment of 11 new branch libraries and a regional library center, as well as a neighborhood library center which buses in elementary school classes, and a library and information center in a predominantly Spanish speaking neighborhood. In addition to renovation of the facilities of the central library, the Reference Department was reorganized, an Information Center combining telephone and in-person reference services was established, and the Humanities Department was expanded. A pilot project testing multimedia devices was conducted in a branch library, and preliminary plans were made for using broadcast media. Cooperative activities included the development of reading and study centers established in high rise projects with the cooperation of the Chicago Housing Authority, an inter-library cooperation system with the North Suburb Library System, bilingual centers for Spanish speaking communities established in cooperation with the Board of Education, and an educational program of independent study operated jointly with City Colleges of Chicago. Outreach programs were a major concern throughout this period. Special events for the Bicentennial, other special programs, and additional services are also summarized in these reports. Each report contains a financial statement, statistical report, and a list of the Board of Directors and Administrative Officers. (MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Library, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)
Note: Seven separate reports for 1969-1976; Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of photographs