ERIC Number: ED098978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Books By Mail: Moving the Library to Disadvantaged Adults.
Reed, Mary Jane; Schmidt, Susan K.
One of a series on library services to disadvantaged adults, this guide suggests several ways a library can provide books by mail services. Mail order delivery is a way of making the library's collection available to many who are unable or unwilling to visit the library building. The system can be handled by clerks or volunteers. Planning should include the library staff, the clientele to be served, the post office, and a catalog or some substitute method of contacting clients. The employment of many methods of publicity is necessary to research the client population. Program costs can range from $0.45 to $3.60 per book circulated. Four libraries with books by mail programs and 7 suggested background readings are listed. (PF)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.