LIS 542 Resources and Services for Adults (3)


An introduction to the literature, history, principles, strategies and competencies of providing library service to adults as individuals and in groups; such as: readers of genre fiction; the independent learner; to populations of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; older adults; educationally disadvantages or less literate; occupational (business, labor, etc.); institutionalized, etc. Examines the research based knowledge of adulthood and adult learning, the assessment of a community, elements of program planning, the diverse advisory roles of librariansCand their implications for the organization of informational, educational, and cultural programs and activities.




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