ERIC Number: ED220084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Some Considerations for the Planning of Village Libraries in Tanzania. Occasional Paper No. 33.
Mwasha, A. Z.
This essay reviews the major issues which must be addressed in the planning of village libraries to support development activities and adult education programs in the rural areas of Tanzania. The importance of the development of such libraries is discussed in light of the Tanzanian government's policies concerning the role of library services in national development. The individual aspects of planning for such libraries are then reviewed, including the formulation of library objectives, the construction of appropriate physical facilities, the selection of reading and audiovisual materials useful to the population served by the library, the effective staffing of the library, financial support for library services, and publicity for library programs. A 12-item reference list accompanies the text. (JL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Audiovisual Aids, Developing Nations, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Library Material Selection, Library Planning, Library Role, Literacy, Organizational Objectives, Personnel Needs, Public Libraries, Publicity, Rural Development
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tanzania Library Service, Dar es Salaam.
Note: For related documents, see IR 010 288-294, IR 010 298-299, IR 010 306, and IR 010 308.