ERIC Number: ED100319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute For: Developing Awareness of Community Resources.
Long, Elizabeth T.
In an effort to provide better service for the minority and disadvantaged population of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the public library devised the Developing Awareness of Community Resources Staff Training Institute (DACRI) for its personnel. The goal of the training program was to have each participant gain a working awareness of community resources and to become a better more communicative information contact in order to give more effective, relevant library service to the community. The training consisted of mini courses on minority cultures and urban studies, tours to increase knowledge of community resources and agencies, and communications skills sessions. Instruction in video taping and the tapes of DACRI sessions were also made available. Evaluations by participants, the project director, and outside observers indicated that the program was successful. Participants were enthusiastic, and possibilities for future staff training and development were seen as an outgrowth of DACRI. Documents used for planning, publicizing, and evaluating the institute have been included in the appendixes. (LS)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Community Information Services, Community Organizations, Community Resources, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Studies, Information Services, Institutes (Training Programs), Library Services, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Television, Urban Studies, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Public Library, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut