ERIC Number: ED100325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Community Information Service: A Directory of Public Library Involvement. Student Contribution Series No. 5.
Becker, Carol A.
Intended primarily to facilitate communication of ideas between public library personnel interested in providing community information and referral services, this directory lists public libraries already engaged in such services. The document begins with a brief examination of the concept of community information and referral service, assesses the characteristics of this service, gives the justification for the public library's role in providing information about community resources, and follows the historical growth of this service. Public libraries involved in community information and referral services are listed by state, and the entries include types of activities, funding levels, and funding sources. The document includes a short bibliography on information centers. An extensive appendix contains the questionnaire used to gather information, sample letters, and promotional materials developed by public libraries. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Community Resources, Community Services, Directories, Information Centers, Information Services, Library Services, Public Libraries, Reference Services, Referral
Student Supply Store, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.