by Murray, Margaret E.

Abstract (Summary)
The Information Resources for the Homeless website was created and designed by the researcher to satisfy the information needs of the homeless, homeless advocates and librarians. This evaluation project aims to determine which online resources are most helpful – and most hope-inspiring -- in empowering the homeless. The resource site was created for this study to make lifelong learning possible for the homeless. A review of the literature on library services to the homeless from the perspective of the homeless patron and of the librarian is included. The causes of homelessness, sources of hope and diversity, getting the homeless off the streets, the homeless and the internet, and communication with the homeless are all important issues that can be addressed by library resources.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:David Carr

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:libraries and communities the homeless public north carolina


Date of Publication:07/16/2004

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