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EP-10001-70

Institute for Services to Education (Washington, DC)
Eli Blake (Project Director: 02/01/1970 to present)

Subcommittee on Negro Research Libraries Conference

Planning conference for identification, development and implementation of programs to support Negro research libraries. Brings together presidents of 20 Black schools and 10 Negro research librarians. ABSTRACT: Planning conference for identification, development and implementation of programs to support Negro research libraries. Brings together presidents of 20 Black schools and 10 Negro research librarians to discuss ways in which libraries can become more viable part of on-going campus educational processes. Negro research libraries lack adequate staff and funds for library materials. Projects to support such libraries generally lack coordination, result in incompatible systems, making transfer of materials from one library to another nearly impossible. Lack of time and resources have limited ability of groups of research librarian to undertake substantial cooperative programs. Planning conference to identify problem areas, describe projects of mutual benefit, in order of priority, review relationships which may be an influence on accomplishment of projects, and make recommendations for action. Office of Education has expressed interest in supporting demonstration project which might result from conference. Activity being coordinated with task Group on Library Programs, Subcommittee on Negro Research libraries, of the Committee on Scientific and Technical Information (COSATI). Purpose of COSATI task Group, organized in 1969, to develop recommendations to improve communications, to encourage cooperation and to foster joint planning and programs among Federal agencies and research libraries. Funds for travel and per diem for 8 librarians (other 2 from DC area) and 3 college presidents (other 17 already in DC at time of conference); preparation of proposal for Office of Education.

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Pilot Grants - Education

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1970 – 7/31/1970