ERIC Number: ED224490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Libraries in the United States and the International Year of Disabled Persons: Highlights of the Year--1981.
Dalton, Phyllis I., Comp.
In response to the United Nations' declaration of 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP), the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) of the American Library Association (ALA) set up an IYDP committee to carry out the objectives of the year. This document, based on state library reports and other materials received by the IYDP committee throughout 1981, outlines U.S. library activities designed to improve service to persons with disabilities and encourage their full participation in society. Library activities are highlighted in the following areas: (1) promoting awareness of the needs of the disabled; (2) providing access to buildings and programs for the disabled; (3) cooperating with a variety of agencies to produce workshops, conferences, and seminars for and about the disabled; (4) training present and incoming personnel in working with the disabled; (5) increasing employment of disabled persons in libraries; (6) acquiring more library resources for the disabled; and (7) expanding library services for the disabled. Information on IYDP committee members and actions during 1981 is also provided. The report concludes with a discussion of the continuation of library activities for the disabled in 1982, which has been designated the U.S. National Year of Disabled Persons (NYDP). (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: International Year of Disabled Persons; United States