ERIC Number: ED167142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-29
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Public Library Type Service Adapted for Mentally Retarded Citizens. Final Report.
California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.
The project described was initiated in 1974 by an institution for mentally retarded citizens to expand its library services from a poorly equipped library for school age residents to an adapted service appropriate for mentally retarded adults in a public library type setting. Project goals were directed toward improving institution life, preparing residents for possible community placements, and to provide information to public as well as institutional librarians on the provision of library services to the mentally retarded. Implementation of the project included hiring a library professional, expanding library hours, providing outreach services, refurnishing the library, and developing the collection. Evaluation of each phase of the project indicated success in meeting most of the objectives. A slide/tape presentation reviewing the project has been developed for use by any public and institutional librarians who might be interested in the creation and expansion of such services. (MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act