ERIC Number: ED112901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Special Library Services.
Ensley, Robert F., Ed.
Illinois Libraries, v57 n7 Sep75 p445-516
The September 1975 issue of Illinois Libraries focuses on the needs of the developmentally disabled, physically handicapped, and emotionally disturbed. Articles on library services to the blind and physically handicapped cover standards, services of local public libraries, Library of Congress programs, braille books and sound recordings, multistate and regional centers and networks, radio newspaper reading, and the history of such services. Discussions on services to the deaf and older adults with impaired hearing include the use of sign language by librarians, sign language story hours and television programs, special materials, and teletype reference service. For services to the mentally ill, descriptions are provided of outreach programs (using both print and media formats) to those in homes and institutions, operation of institutional libraries, public library services to the institutionalized, and bibliotherapy. Library services in resident facilities for the mentally retarded are also discussed, along with library services in county jails and the role of special services consultants. (DS/LS)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Blindness, Consultants, Deafness, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Institutional Libraries, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Standards, Mental Retardation, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Physical Disabilities, Public Libraries, Radio, Regional Programs, Special Libraries, Television
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Library, Springfield.