ERIC Number: ED429804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Local Libraries: Global Awareness. A Librarian's Guide to Global Programming for a Sustainable Future.
Global Learning, Inc., Union, NJ.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
This guide seeks to provide public and school librarians with a variety of practical resources and activities for contributing to the public's understanding of major global trends and relationships that affect local communities. The guide contains four sections geared towards children, young adults, adults, and school settings. The children's section is based on the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. Resources and activities are organized into broad areas of survival (food, health care, a home), personal development (education and recreation), protection (family and parental guidance), and participation (freedoms and civil rights). Young adult activities focus on the world music of social change. This section includes electronic and print resources for world music of social change, world music sources, and suggested recordings. Adult activities are structured around commemorative days throughout the year that have been designated primarily by the United Nations. This section presents tips for locating and maximizing community resources, program ideas, and selected Web sites. The section for school librarians contains program ideas to enhance awareness of global issues and ways for teachers to introduce sustainable development into the curriculum. This section includes lists of Internet sites, magazines, and resources for ideas for taking personal action. (PVD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Global Learning, Inc., Union, NJ.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.