ERIC Number: ED115352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing Handicapped Persons as Paraprofessionals in Libraries; A Workshop Co-Sponsored by the California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, and the State Department of Rehabilitation (University of California, Riverside, Summer, 1975).
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.
Three workshops were held to acquaint interested parties with the growing need to prepare persons with non-standard physical characteristics for successful employment as Library/Media Technical Assistants (L/MTA's). The kinds of handicapped persons considered were the partially sighted, the totally blind, the partially deaf, the totally deaf, and those with physical handicaps which permit independent mobility and reasonable coordination and use of the hands. The scope of library services under consideration was limited to public services, technical services, and audiovisual services. The workshops were designed to: (1) help community college librarians and instructors of L/MTA programs to become aware of the advantages of hiring the handicapped; (2) to train currently employed community college L/MTA's to work with the handicapped; and (3) to orient community college students with non-standard physical characteristics to employment as L/MTA's. This report includes background information on the need to prepare physically handicapped persons for library service and the problems to be overcome, a detailed list of pertinent job tasks that the handicapped can accomplsih, methods of recruitment and training, as well as a selected bibliography, a list of pertinent AV materials, and a list of resources for equipment for the handicapped. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.