ERIC Number: ED096992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute for Strengthening Librarians' Capability to Elicit and Respond to the Felt Needs of Minority/Culturally Isolated/Disadvantaged Persons and Groups in the Southwest.
Mathews, Virginia H.
At an institute at the University of Oklahoma, some 85 people from Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma discussed ways to improve cross-cultural and user developed library services to all types of disadvantaged persons. The participants were librarians and representatives of the minorities, the culturally different, and the poor. Following a factual presentation of economic and educational statistics for the six-state area, panel and group discussions were held. Blocks of time were devoted to meetings of groups by state, in which action plans were drawn up. Also discussed were regional interstate services which might assist the states and the American Library Association Office of Library Service to the Disadvantaged in achieving improved service nationwide. While it was felt that many technical aspects of the institute could have been improved, the program proved strong in the communication among participants, in its consortium-type sponsorship, and in its articulated structure which took into account the fact of local, state, regional, and national complementary responsibility. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Arkansas; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas