ERIC Number: ED175481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Humanities in Minnesota: People, Funding, Ideas. A Handbook of Resources.
This handbook, produced by a project of the Office of Public Libraries and Interlibrary Cooperation (OPLIC), provides planning, topic, funding, and resource information to help public libraries in Minnesota, in collaboration with other education and community agencies, provides public adult programming in the humanities. Information was gathered through statewide planning meetings involving public librarians, as well as people from educational agencies, community organizations, other types of libraries, and interested citizens. Telephone surveys were conducted to assess current public library programming for adults, particularly in the humanities, and to intiate a survey to judge circulation of adult humanities materials. Insights gathered from the humanities meetings identify some gaps in programs and topics, attitudinal and resource barriers, planning considerations, possible evaluation techniques, and ideas for topics and formats that could be used for humanities programming. A brief listing of sources is provided to help planners locate people, traveling programs and exhibits, special collections, and further guides to programming. Funding sources are also listed and outlined. Included is a directory of humanities resource people in Minnesota representing teachers, writers, and practitioners willing to assist in planning, participate in programming, or assist in grantwriting; area library and topic indexes to the directory are provided. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Library Div.