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ERIC Number: ED157548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Library Community Services.
Correy, Therese; And Others
Services to the elderly, institutionalized, and physically and mentally exceptional, who are unable to use the public library in its traditional form, are described in this guide to programs at the Inglewood (California) Public Library. Topics include: (1) overall library goals and activities; (2) functional and organizational structure of community services, internal relationships, and job descriptions; (3) Talking Book Service for the visually and/or physically handicapped--history, eligibility, registration procedures, sample forms, book selection, processing and circulation, equipment, service evaluation, and plans for additional service; (4) Braille book collection--history, selection, ordering, and circulation; (5) history of the brailler writing machine, charge out procedures, and users; (6) large print collection--selection, publishers, ordering and cataloging, shelving, circulation and the large print book catalog at the library; (7) extramural services (collections housed outside the library for those unable to visit)--collections, selection, processing and routing, audio materials, maintenance, and problems; (8) proposed service to shut-ins--organization, volunteers, shut-in eligibility, equipment and materials, procedures and reports, sample forms, and a booklet on guidelines to service; (9) additional programs for special patrons and publicity for them; and (10) plans for future development. Also included is a list of resources--books, periodicals, circulars, and films--of interest to others serving the community. (MBR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inglewood Public Library, CA.