Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Library services to the poor / homeless

I’m reading a book called Public Library Services for the Poor: Doing All We Can, and it quotes from this interesting article:

“There is no better test of the profession’s dedication to equal and democratic public service than the extent to which the needs of the “least among us” are recognized and fulfilled.”

There are some interesting ideas for programs in the book I want to try out at Rideau, based on the outreach I have been doing this month (I have visited drop in centres for women and Aboriginal people, and on Friday a group of refugees is coming for a tour of the library). Many of the resources mentioned in the book are American, but most of the ideas have Canadian counterparts ....

[Exits, stage left, planning world domination...]

1 comment:

  1. and what are those interesting ideas??