|Title:||Federal Resources and Environmental Programs
|Subject(s):||Environmental protection --Information services
|Abstract:||Americans in a crisis situation have traditionally turned to public schools and
their colleges and universities to education to help solve large social problems.
Environmental education has been described as a local answer to
environmental problems. Community schools, meaning education at all levels
is expected to influence or guide most local environmental programs. Strong
student concern for the decline of environmental quality has assisted in
placing environmental education and reform at the forefront of school and
college priorities. Also "environmental concerns offer an attractive neutral
ground for an alliance between generations, the young and the old."
Education as a means for ending the degradation of the environment as
it affects individual quality of life has reached into the libraries throughout
the nation. A week seldom passes that I do not receive a call from a public or
college librarian requesting information about potential sources of funds for
resource development in the environmental sciences.
Most frequently, the caller has not really developed an idea for a project
responsive to an identified community environmental need. Environment is
"in" (as any capable grantsman knows), therefore success potential, even for a
poorly developed idea, will, callers believe, get attention. Too many of these
requests are simply pipedreams for acquiring funds for purchase of resources.
If there really is a specific local need, the regular selection policy of the
institution should already be responding to the need through the local budget.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In G.S. Bonn (ed). 1972. Information resources in the environmental sciences; Papers presented at the 18th annual Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 169-175.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (18th : 1972)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Public Domain
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-17