ERIC Number: ED214504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Proceedings of a Symposium on Educating Librarians and Information Scientists To Provide Information and Library Services to Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals (San Francisco, California, July 2-4, 1981).
Kraus, Krandall, Ed.; Biscoe, Eleanor, Ed.
Presentations and discussions held during the 3-day meeting center on the education of librarians to meet the needs of handicapped individuals. The keynote address reviews legislation and agencies dealing with disabled persons, as well as library education on services to the handicapped. Other presentations include a historical review of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; the results of an attitude survey of librarians toward disabled persons; a discussion on incorporating instruction for service to blind and handicapped individuals into the library science curriculum; a description of the University of Minnesota's course on library information service for the handicapped; a discussion of independence for disabled persons within the context of their disabilities; a program description of library and information service for handicapped individuals in San Francisco; and suggestions to library schools to enhance capabilities of people serving the disabled. Reports of discussion groups and recommendations to the Association of American Library Schools, American Library Association, and the Round Table of Libraries for the Blind are included. Appended are recommendations of a group of participants who met informally after the symposium, recommendations reported to the International Federation of Library Associations, and symposium participants. (RBF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.