ERIC Number: ED307589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Community of the Book: A Directory of Selected Organizations and Programs. Second Edition.
Williams, Maurvene D., Comp.; Cole, John Y., Ed.
This book is the second edition of a selective listing of organizations that promote books and reading, administer literacy projects, and encourage the study of books. Intended as a guide to national programs of special interest to the Center for the Book, it was also compiled to be useful to the entire book community. The emphasis is on the United States, where recently there has been renewed interest in educational reform in literacy, in reading, and in "the future of the book." Alphabetically arranged, the entries provide addresses, telephone numbers, and contact persons for the organizations; general descriptions of their purposes; examples of their activities; the names of their publications; and a description of how they are funded. This information is based largely on materials that were provided by the organizations and programs themselves. Shared areas of interest include reading skills (the problem of illiteracy) and reading motivation (the problem of aliteracy); the state of the book industry; books and technology; the potential complementarity of books and the media; censorship; the history of books; and the international role of the book. Publishers, booksellers, librarians, book researchers, scholars, teachers, and writers are among those represented in this directory by a selective listing of their professional associations. An introductory essay by John Y. Cole entitled "Is There a Community of the Book?" opens the directory. (MS)
Descriptors: Books, Censorship, Directories, Literacy, Literacy Education, National Organizations, National Programs, Publishing Industry, Reading Skills, Technological Advancement
Publishing Office, Box J, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540 ($10.95 prepaid).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Center for the Book.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 269 032.