ERIC Number: ED250014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Humanities Programming.
Vavrek, Bernard, Ed.; Whitney, Loralyn, Ed.
Proceedings from this workshop sponsored by the Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship are intended to disseminate information to assist rural librarians engaged in planning and conducting public programs that explore issues related to the humanities. This report of the proceedings includes the texts of three presented papers, reactions from three panel members, and their responses to questions from the audience. In "The Changes in Rural America," Daryl Heasley and Deborah Bray Preston discuss selected changes in the rural countryside which help to explain the current rural phenomenon. Among the factors considered are population turnaround, economic growth, social progress indicators, and public services. Thomas Phelps of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) looks at "The Future of NEH Programming." This paper includes a description of NEH's divisions, their missions, and the programs they handle; a discussion of some recently funded proposals which demonstrate successful projects in rural areas; and an outline of the NEH proposal review process. "Current Trends in Humanities Programming," by Richard Cheski, examines trends and briefly describes many state-based programs that have been funded by the NEH Division of State Programs in smaller public libraries. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clarion State Coll., PA.