Public library services for the poor : doing all we can / Leslie Edmonds Holt, Glen E. Holt.

For many poor people, the library is their only resource for information, literacy, entertainment, language skills, employment help, free computer use, and even safety and shelter. Get concrete advice about programs and support for this group.

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Main Author: Holt, Leslie Edmonds.
Other Authors: Holt, Glen E.
Format: eBook
Published: Chicago : American Library Association, 2010.
Table of Contents:
  • A library commitment to the poor
  • Ambivalences about poverty
  • Doing our people's work
  • Getting started : principles of success
  • Getting started : service continuum
  • What keeps poor people from using libraries?
  • Communicating with poor constituents
  • Finding help for your poor : a librarian's guide
  • General library programs that help the poor
  • General services : public access computers and their implications
  • Specific library services that help the poor
  • The homeless : how should our libraries help them?
  • Partnerships and collaborations that enrich library services to the poor
  • Evaluating library services to the poor
  • Poverty and library essentiality.