ERIC Number: ED247077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Intermountain Community Learning and Information Centers Concept, Processes and Results.
Wilde, Glenn R.
Intermountain Community Learning and Information Centers are the result of work begun in 1977 by Utah State University and are based on use of rural libraries in a new information and education function. Support from the Western Rural Development Center permitted the Cooperative Extension Services, state libraries, and continuing educators from Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming to cooperatively work toward tying together information services (a traditional library role) with formal and informal educational services ( a new role), thus forming a 1-stop community education/information center serving the multiplicity of rural needs. The delivery system is envisioned as using electronic access to informational resources, sharing educational resources through a multi-service network, and the training of specialists to market services to client groups. A multi-state survey of potential users revealed over 65% of the respondents had participated in some educational or training activity during 1981-1982. The first priority need was for Family and Human Relations information, with Professional, College Completion and General Community Enrichment among second priority needs. The project has created awareness of service needs in rural communities and in rural libraries, support has been sought from various organizations, and attention has been drawn to rural issues in two separate Congressional hearings on rural information needs. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado; Montana; Utah; Wyoming
Note: Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (47th, College Station, TX, August 22-25, 1984).