ERIC Number: ED025266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Public Library Services for the Functionally Illiterate; A Survey of Practice.
Hiatt, Peter, Ed.; Drennan, Henry, Ed.
This document describes projects designed to help the public library serve the culturally disadvantaged in general and the functionally illiterate adult specifically. The two major sources of information used were: (1) the panel presentation sponsored by the A.L.A. Public Library Association's Committee on Services to the Functionally Illiterate, and (2) letters received by Mr. Henry Drennan in response to his request to 300 public libraries for current activities and problems in this area. Topics discussed include who the functionally illiterate are, their subject interests, the librarian's role in serving them, and the public library's responsibility for service to them. Examples of public library activities for the functionally illiterate and a list of people who have been actively involved in such programs are given. (CC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Committee on Services to the Functionally Illiterate.