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ERIC Number: ED047699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 41
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Reaching the Unreached; A Report of the Regional Action Workshop Devoted to the "Non-User" of Library Services, Springfield College, August 30 - September 4, 1970.
Allen, Lawrence A.
This institute aims to help librarians create change in themselves and in their communities in order to achieve a re-establishment of the public library as a functional and needed institution within the community of the New England region. Forty librarians in leadership positions participated; these librarians were selected from each New England state from three levels: state agencies, regional libraries, and local public libraries. Public libraries are reaching approximately ten to twenty percent of the total population of the community. In order to achieve their objectives of information services to the community, librarians need a more aggressive approach. Librarians must not only state the nature of the libraries' case before the general public, but, also, be able to "sell" the libraries' programs and services within the general "market" of ideas, goods and services. It is also necessary for librarians to "re-create" the present day library in order to make it more effective and functional in the light of present day society's needs. This report documents the success of the Institute. Examination of the tabulated responses will indicate a general trend among most participants towards a changed attitude relative to their perception of their library's role in the community. (MF)
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