ERIC Number: ED241015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Library and Information Services to Cultural Minorities. Report.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
This report describes the work of the Task Force on Library and Information Services to Cultural Minorities, which was appointed by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) to explore the status of services, resources, and programs for American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Afro-Americans, and to make recommendations for improvement. Sections cover: (1) minority library and information needs; (2) the representation of minorities among library personnel, with a discussion of salaries, library schools and library education, continuing library education, staff development programs, and specialized library skills; (3) library services and programs for minorities including adult education programs and information and referral services; (4) the material and resource needs of America's minorities, touching on availability of resources, networking, barriers to access, collection development, selection policies, publishing, and other areas of concern; and (5) financing of library programs for minorities, covering the funding status of these programs, financial planning, and funding requirements. Forty-two recommendations are presented. Also provided are an executive summary and a foreword noting eight recommendations which NCLIS has declined to support. Appendices describe the methodology and findings of a needs assessment study of library/information service for Asian Americans (with a sample questionnaire provided); report on the needs of other minorities; and list Task Force participants. (ESR)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Guidelines, Hispanic Americans, Information Needs, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Services, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Public Libraries, Questionnaires
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.