Library Trends 20 (2) Fall 1971: Library Programs and Services to the Disadvantaged


Library Trends 20 (2) Fall 1971: Library Programs and Services to the Disadvantaged. Edited by Helen Huguenor Lyman.

The disadvantaged person is an important part of the population. Librarians are more and more aware of the opportunities to serve him and the need to extend their professional understanding of the more deprived groups in society. New concepts and practices in this area are evident in the field of librarianship, as they are in the fields of sociology, anthropology, reading, and education. Trends are identifiable which indicate new directions, guides for decision- making, and the potential for innovative policies and practices.

The single most significant factor in serving the disadvantaged person and groups may be the respect and understanding between the library user or potential user, the individual or community, and the library personnel. It is imperative to know and appreciate the life styles, cultural beliefs and values, motivations, desires, interests, and aspirations of various groups.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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