ERIC Number: ED081463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Guide to Private Citizen Action Environmental Groups.
It is believed that this compilation will meet an information need that currently exists about environmental organizations. There are numerous directories and listings of environmental groups which furnish names, addresses, and brief statements of objectives, but they are frequently quite meager in their presentation of the history and character of their included organizations, and are usually arranged without regard either to sources of funding (tax-supported or private) or range of constituency (local, regional, state, or national). All of the organizations listed are private, nation-wide, citizen action environmental groups. Wide latitude was allowed in the designation of particular groups as environmental groups. This guide has been prepared primarily for the public librarian, but it may be useful to other librarians and interested citizens. The public librarian receives frequent queries from patrons about environmental groups (both national and local) dealing with their history, programs and activities, existence of nearby chapters, membership requirements, and publications. For answers to these questions and for proper referral, this compilation will hopefully prove to be a valuable reference. This guide will also help the librarian who is providing a current awareness service to community organizations by assisting in channeling information to the proper groups by identifying their concerns and objectives. (Other Institute materials are available as LI 004 469, 004 470 and 004 472.) (Author/SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. School of Librarianship.
Note: (0 references); Prepared for the Institute on Environmental Information Programs for Public Libraries held at Western Michigan University, May 7-13, 1972