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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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