ERIC Number: ED087394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Rotating Or Deposit Collections of Special Materials for Dasadvantaged Adults. Public Library Training Institutes Library Service Guide Number Four.
A deposit collection of library materials in a familiar place may be the only way disadvantaged adults will learn that the public library has something for them. Many libraries have used deposit collections successfully in serving this group by placing them in classrooms, in bookmobiles, in crossroads stores, in private homes, in clinic waiting rooms and other agencies. The library staff members who prepare deposit collections must know the needs and interests of the people they are serving. Each collection should be tailored to the location in which it is placed, suiting the needs of those who will encounter it there. Steps in creating deposit collections include determining appropriate locations within the community, obtaining the proprietors' cooperation, compiling and displaying the collection, and collection maintenance. Depending on the type of deposit collection and its location, costs can vary from about $5 to $50 per collection. This pamphlet on building deposit collections, one of a series of guides for library services to disadvantaged adults, includes, as resource materials, a professional reading list, libraries to visit, and a list of topics of interest to disadvantaged adults. (Author/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.