ERIC Number: ED405007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Access for All: A New National Library for Tomorrow's Learners. The Report of the National Library of Education Advisory Task Force.
National Library of Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
The responsibility of the National Library of Education (NLE) is to maintain a comprehensive collection of education information, to serve as a central point for education information services, and to establish a national network of education information providers. This report contains recommendations that are intended to challenge the NLE to become the premier education information service for the United States. The mission statement of the NLE contains the four essential goals that the Library seeks to fulfill: (1) awareness (informing users of available resources and cultivating new customers through an active program of marketing and outreach); (2) access (providing all customers with effective and efficient means to utilize the NLE's information sources); (3) assistance (enabling users to learn how to use electronic and print information tools, effective and responsive reference services, and state-of-the-art technology); and (4) accountability (continually improving the NLE's services through feedback from customers, network partners, and policy makers inside and outside the government). Recommendations are grouped into five domains corresponding to these four essential goals and a set of cross-cutting issues. Each domain comprises a chapter of the report. Appendices contain: the statute authorizing the National Library of Education; past and current programs of the NLE; a glossary of terms and abbreviations used in this report; a list of persons and organizations providing assistance to the NLE Advisory Task Force; and a list of members of the NLE Task Force. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accountability, Education, Feedback, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Information Sources, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library Development, Library Instruction, Library Networks, Library Services, Mission Statements, National Libraries, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.