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ERIC Number: ED183219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-27
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Advocacy and Information: Research Issues and Practice.
Ardito, Stephanie
This paper presents the view that information specialists and librarians do little to promote change in the status of the elderly in society, that the profession lacks determination and risk-taking even though it has the expertise to access information for social change. Controversy among information professionals regarding personalized service to the elderly is detected, and political implications and value judgments are seen as major factors in determining valid information service. The failure of information specialists to go beyond narrowly defined linkages of people with services and to assist the elderly in decision-support information for advocacy purposes is criticized. A literature review demonstrates this lack of advocacy responsibility in the information profession, as do the results of a survey of information specialists on their views of advocacy. A bibliography is provided. (Author/FM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 27, 1979)