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Title: Federal Resources and Environmental Programs
Author(s): Stephens, Denny
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.
Issue Date: 1972
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
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1602
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Public Domain
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-17
 

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