ERIC Number: ED373927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
ICLIS: A Model for Extending Knowledge to Residents in Rural Communities. A Planning Workbook.
Utah State Univ., Logan.
The Intermountain Community Learning and Information Services (ICLIS) project was begun in 1985 to provide rural communities in Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming with greater access to information and educational programming. Computer centers were housed in nine rural public libraries to provide services related to literacy, career guidance, distance education, children's programming, and information sources for community businesses and medical professionals. The first section of this guide (components of ICLIS: Building a Partnership) describes steps, objectives, and tasks involved in planning an ICLIS project, including building a foundation, assessing community needs and interests, proposing and refining ICLIS project goals and objectives, designing a project plan based on goals and objectives, and formulating administrative and evaluation plans. This section also describes technical services available through ICLIS to land grant universities and public libraries concerning program development and implementation. The second section (ICLIS--Round 1) profiles ICLIS programs in the nine communities, including size of the community, distance from the nearest university, number of years using the ICLIS model, status of the community specialist, and status of the ICLIS Learning Resources Center. This section also includes vignettes from community members describing the impact and advantages of the programs. The third section (ICLIS-Round 2) includes recommendations for future programs, suggestions for advertising, and possible sources for program funding. The guide also includes contacts and resources for program development, program evaluation questionnaires, and a community interest inventory. (LP)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Information Services, Community Surveys, Computer Networks, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Library Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Public Libraries, Rural Areas, Rural Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers: Intermountain Community Learning Info Serv; United States (Intermountain West)
Note: A product of the ICLIS (Intermountain Community Learning and Information Services) Project.