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ERIC Number: ED069820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 560
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Library Service to the Disadvantaged.
Brown, Eleanor Frances
In this volume, an attempt is made to show what services libraries are now providing for (1) the economically deprived, (2) the physically handicapped, (3) the mentally handicapped, (4) those suffering from racial discrimination, (5) those confined in prisons or other types of institutions, (6) the elderly, (7) neglected youth, and (8) those with a language barrier (including illiteracy). The special problems in working with each of the eight groups are stated. A brief description and summary of some of the various library programs now under way in the United States is given, along with a review of the psychological approach and techniques being used by these libraries. Needs for further programs are suggested. This volume is intended mainly as a source book for project and program ideas for libraries now engaged in working with the disadvantaged or planning to do so. It is also hoped that it will give an overview of the progress to date in work with the disadvantaged by bringing together much of the thinking and many of the ideas that have appeared in literature or in conferences in the last two years. (Author/JM)
The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, N.J. ($15.00)
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