ERIC Number: ED102302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Adult Learning Centers in Community Libraries.
Texas Univ., Austin. Bureau of Industrial and Business Training.
The document serves two purposes: to describe the planning process, staffing, materials, organization, and results of the Austin (Texas) Learning Center-Library Pilot Project; and to provide guidance to those who wish to develop similar programs and adult learning centers in their communities. The report describes the Austin experience, together with recommendations that can be generalized to other communities interested in establishing a library-learning center, under the following headings: goals, locating the facility, personnel needs (detailing the functions and responsibilities of both the library and teaching staffs), staffing and scheduling, the instructional program, equipment needs, recruitment and publicity, an advisory committee, and cost estimates for establishing a library-learning center. Experience with the Austin project has shown that the library can serve as a viable instrument in furthering the education of adults. Forms used at the Austin Adult Learning Center are appended, with comments on their use. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Bureau of Industrial and Business Training.