1971: Libraries and neighborhood information centers

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 17, 1971); Edited by Carol L Cronus and Linda Crowe

The public library in the past few years has been looking for innovative approaches to inner-city service. Traditional library service is no longer adequate for serving the urban people. When librarians finally realized this they began searching for new approaches and ideas. Neighborhood information centers, envisioned as expanded reference services, are now beginning or under consideration in several urban libraries. With the foregoing thoughts in mind, a conference on library -based neighborhood information centers was considered. It seemed both logical and expedient to have a forum where librarians could explore the concept and ramifications of this service before libraries jumped wholesale into its establishment.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1971)
    Neither Brenda Dervin nor Robert Croneberger delivered the talks they submitted prior to the conference, and which are included in this volume. Their reactions to previous sessions motivated them to put aside prepared ...

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  • Dervin, Brenda (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1971)
    This paper gives a very brief overview of the kinds of activities which are going on at Syracuse University which relate to information referral projects. The School of Library Science is involved in a multi -dimensional ...

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  • Croneberger, Robert B., Jr. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1971)
    Francis Bacon said ''knowledge is power' 1 and hundreds of libraries have these immortal words inscribed over their entrances. Perhaps T. S. Eliot was closer to the truth when he wrote: All our knowledge brings us ...

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  • Dawood, Rosemary Smith (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1971)
    The public library in the United States is a community facility dedicated to service to everyone. This broad concept of service, however admirable, implies objectives which public librarians find increasingly difficult ...

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  • Luce, Robert J. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1971)
    In accord with the times, the Free Library of Philadelphia has for the past several years been actively seeking and implementing new ways to serve the inner city. As affluent America moves to the suburbs and invisible ...

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