At its meeting May 9. 1984, the
Services and Construction Act (LSCA)
continue through May 31, 1985.
awarded three Library
Title 1 grants to begin J~ne 1, 1984 and
Bellevue Public Library received $16,86~ for a microcomputer access
project which will provide orientation classes to at least 500 adults and
juveniles on the proper use of library computers, including 3,000 uses. It
will provide in-depth training in business and personal applications to 50
individuals. In addition, library staff will make 15 presentations to area
organizations and will prepare 20 news releases to familiarize the public with
the project snd to heighten library visibility.
The Lorain Public Library received $15,550 to continue, for the second
year Project ACTION (Adult Career and Training Information for Occupation
Needs). ACTION will provide 1,200 adults with a centralized resource center
and two rotating mini-resource centers of career decision-making, educational
resource and employment search skill services.
The Marion Public Library received $14,530 in Title I 'funds for Project
"Do-It-Yourself" which will make available self-help information and materials
including books, a-v items, and programs to at least 3,200 people. The
project is geared to specifically help the disadvantaged. inc luding those
unemployed or with low incomes, and , those with little education or
c==JThe Board made the following appointments to the Advisory Council on
Federal Library Programs for terms beginning July 1, 1984 and ending June 30,
Hugh A. Durbin. Director of School Libraries, Co lumbus (representing
schools) (reappointment); Ronald M. Watterson, Director, Raymon H. Mulford
Library, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo (representing special libraries)
(reappointment); and Richard D. Williams. Cortland (representing users), vice
Donald H. Burrier Jr. (representing public libraries).
The automation survey developed by the Ohio Liprary Association's
Microcomputer Task Force which was scheduled to be mailed the week of April
23, 1984 has been delayed. The form will be mailed to public, academic and
special libraries by mid-May. Responses will be used later as a bssis for an
in-depth survey. Information from both surveys will be used to develop a
directory of library automation in Ohio .
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