ERIC Number: ED368371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Open Forum on Children and Youth Services: Redefining the Federal Role for Libraries (Boston, Massachusetts, May 4-5, 1993).
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) conducted an open forum May 4-5, 1993 on the changing role of the federal government in support of library and information services and literacy programs for children and youth. The following topics were addressed: current status of library and information services for elementary and secondary school students; role of school library media centers in achieving the six National Education Goals; future federal roles in support of library media programs and services for children and youth from public libraries; nature of federal support for school library media programs and public library services for students; nature of federal support of technology for school and public library programs for children and youth; role of public and school libraries in promoting resource-based learning, information skills, and instructional activities; how school and public library partnerships should be developed; how libraries can develop intergenerational demonstration programs for latchkey children and young adults and outreach programs for youth at risk; and the community library's role in offering parent/family educational programs for early childhood services. Includes 4 appendices. (JLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Childrens Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government Role, Information Literacy, Latchkey Children, Learning Resources Centers, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, School Libraries
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1110 Vermont Avenue, Suite 820, Washington, DC 20005-3522.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.