ERIC Number: ED108653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Library as a Community Information and Referral Center. Public Library Training Institutes Library Service Guide No. 8.
Croneberger, Robert; And Others
A guide to planning information and referral (I&R) services as an integral part of public library services is given. The guidelines cover: (1) the importance of support by the library board and staff; (2) the assessment of objectives, clientele, information needs, and sources of information; (3) making decisions as to the type and amount of information the library will provide; and (4) necessary staffing and equipment. Ways of collecting, processing, and reviewing information are suggested. Outreach and public relations activities are discussed, and descriptions of I&R services at demonstration libraries are provided. Appendixes contain I&R subject headings, sample I&R subject file and resource cards, and sample data collection and community contact forms. (LS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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.