ERIC Number: ED087391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Selection of Special Materials for Disadvantaged Adults. Public Library Training Institutes Library Service Guide Number One.
Disadvantaged adults, like all adults, are concerned with their homes, their children, their finances, with themselves and with real life problems. This pamphlet, the first in a series on library services for disadvantaged adults, presents guidelines for librarians on the selection of materials for this group, materials which deal with practical, everyday concerns and which are in non-print or easily-read formats. Acquisition is discussed in terms of sources, costs, and processing of materials. The Appalachian Adult Education Center's Life Coping Skills Materials List (categories of interest to disadvantaged adults) is taken as a guide for building a well-rounded collection. The list itself is presented, with sample titles for each major category. A list of professional readings and addresses of libraries to visit provide further help for libraries. (SL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.