ERIC Number: ED352065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
AMERICA 2000 Library Partnership.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The United States Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, and the National Institute for Literacy have formed the AMERICA 2000 Library Partnership to support libraries in their work toward the six National Education Goals announced by President Bush and the 50 governors after the 1989 education summit. The Library Partnership will include the following components: (1) supporting parents in getting their children ready for school and helping them reach high standards in the core subjects; (2) promoting the best of literacy theory and practice by distributing information on successful programs and funding literacy projects; (3) sponsoring a special project to promote the building of home libraries; (4) adapting and improving library services to meet the changing educational and social needs of the 21st century through short-term training institutes for school and public librarians and improving the dissemination of information to libraries; (5) improving and expanding data collection on public library services for children and young people; (6) commissioning papers by practitioners and researchers in the library field; (7) co-sponsoring a national conference, "Libraries and the National Goals," in 1993; (8) spotlighting innovative libraries and library programs; and (9) assisting librarians in working within their communities. More information about the AMERICA 2000 Library Partnership can be obtained by calling 1-800-USA-LEARN. (ALF)
Descriptors: Childrens Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development, Library Extension, Library Research, Library Role, Library Services, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Public Libraries, School Community Relationship, School Libraries
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.