ERIC Number: ED395600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Serving Print Disabled Library Patrons: A Textbook for Facilitators of Library Service to People with Visual or Physical Impairments.
Massis, Bruce Edward, Ed.
University and public librarians faced with an increasing demand for reading materials in alternate formats need to develop the skills required in providing adequate library service to people with visual or physical impairments. This work, written by library professionals, is intended as a basic reference source which librarians in training can use to study the fundamental needs of patrons who are not well served by the print medium and to consider the materials available for these patrons who will require their assistance. The book is divided into six sections: (1) "Education and Training"; (2) "Accessing the Library"; (3) "Services to Students"; (4) "The Impact of Technology"; (5) "Production Practices"; and (6) "Awareness Issues for Librarians." An appendix discusses national standards for libraries serving people with print impairments. A glossary is also provided. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Information Technology, Librarians, Library Services, Nonprint Media, Physical Disabilities, Professional Development, Public Libraries, Training, User Needs (Information), Visual Impairments
McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640 ($42.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A