ERIC Number: ED332106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
How To Start and Run an Alcohol and Other Drug Information Centre: A Guide.
Rolett, Virginia, Ed.; Kinney, Jean, Ed.
This guide was designed to help individuals interested in organizing alcohol and other drug information, but who are not trained in library science. It offers basic suggestions for organizing a small collection of alcohol and other drug information using only techniques that do not require the purchase of any specialized equipment or supplies. It begins with a glossary of terms and an introduction that explains what an information center is. Chapter 1 identifies three types of services usually offered by information centers (lending materials, document delivery, and reference services) and suggests activities helpful in providing these services. Chapter 2 focuses on the tasks and duties of the center's professional and clerical staff. Chapter 3 looks at space, furniture, and equipment; chapter 4 considers the focus of the collection and the types of materials in the center; and chapter 5 concentrates on getting materials from local and national sources. Chapters 6 and 7 focus on organization: how to organize the shelves and how to organize the subject files. Chapters 8, 9, and 10 focus on guidelines for providing services, how to promote the center, and evaluation, respectively. A bibliography contains citations for books and articles on running an information center, alcohol and drug periodicals for the basic collection, core reference books and documents, and relevant addresses. The guide concludes with 31 pages of sources of assistance. (NB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking, Drug Use, Information Centers, Program Development, Program Implementation
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P. O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852 (Stock no. BK-169).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth/Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH.; Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists.