ERIC Number: ED225596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-9
Reference Count: 0
More Than the Laying On of Hands: Needed Services and Patron Expectations of Selected Rural Libraries in Intermountain Communities.
Wilde, Glenn R.
A rural library project of the Intermountain Group, a network of four land-grant universities, eight local communities, and the state libraries in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Montana, developed a Community Interest Inventory and solicited information on professional information needs from identified community groups who were users or potential users of informational and educational/training services. It was found that 60 percent of the respondents had sought information; over 65 percent were participating in organized educational or training programs; and over 33 percent were forced to go outside their community to get needed information. Based on these results, proposals are made for the development of rural community learning and information centers with links to larger libraries. The commitment of the Intermountain Group to this new concept of library service for rural residents and some projections for the role of such centers in the future are noted. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States (Intermountain West); User Needs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (101st, Philadelphia, PA, July 9, 1982).