ERIC Number: ED055634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-28
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Information and Referral Services: The Resource File; Working Draft.
American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
A good resource file will enable information and referral (I & R) center personnel to serve requests for information quickly and correctly. This is especially important for centers which are staffed by non-professionals, volunteers, and part-time people. The proper resource file has three important qualities: (1) it is complete (it includes information on all community resources); (2) it is up-to-date (the entries are updated regularly); (3) it is well-organized (its categories and index help the user find what he is looking for, quickly and without wasted effort). This manual discusses the following aspects of resource files: (1) Planning a Resource File; (2) Obtaining Information by Personal Interview; (3) Obtaining Information by Mail; (4) Contacting Private Practitioners; (5) Processing the Information to Create a Resource File; (6) Recruiting Help to Prepare the Resource File; and (7) Keeping the Resource File Current. (Other manuals in this series are available as LI 003187-003188 and LI 003190 through LI 003195). (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
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