ERIC Number: ED094681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Public Libraries in Supporting Adult Independent Learning: An Interim Assessment.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Office of Library Independent Study and Guidance Projects.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit by examination program offered by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) as an alternative to formal college education for independent learners. In 1970 the CEEB began to work with public libraries in providing help to the independent learner who wished to participate in the CLEP program, and later expanded the program to other adults. The CEEB, the Council on Library Resources, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Office of Education are jointly funding the Office of Library Independent Study Projects (OLISP) of the CEEB. A pilot program of service to independent learners was implemented in a few libraries. Then 800 libraries and 1037 librarians were surveyed to find participants for the full scale program. With the help of seminars, workshops, and guidance from OLISP, the participating libraries have developed their adult independent learning programs, and will implement them after some further planning and testing. Appendixes include sample study guides and reading lists, library and librarian survey forms, and sample plans of participating libraries. (LS)
Descriptors: External Degree Programs, Independent Study, Library Extension, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Surveys, National Programs, Study Guides
College Entrance Examination Board, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Office of Library Independent Study and Guidance Projects.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program