ERIC Number: ED112152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Disadvantaged Adults. Library Service Guide No. 12.
Eyster, George W.
Designed as a guide for public library administrators and personnel, the document suggests ways to recruit new library users from the disadvantaged adult population. Libraries interested in recruitment are assumed to already have materials for the disadvantaged that include easy to read adult content materials, audio-visuals, out reach services, and dialogue with community organizations. The guide is divided into the following parts: (1) Recruiting the Disadvantaged discusses the varying needs of sub-groups within the disadvantaged population and effective ways of approaching each group, (2) Ways of Recruiting explores methods in which the library uses direct contact with the disadvantaged as well as working through community organizations, (3) Recruiting Disadvantaged Adults: Some Suggestions For Interagency Cooperation explores ways the library can work with agencies and organizations, and (4) Suggested Readings lists 43 titles. The handbook is based on the assumptions that undereducated adults, those over 16 without a high school diploma, need information and services to help solve daily problems which the public library can provide, and the subsequent expansions of materials and services aimed at this group would be useful to other adults as well. (LH)
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.