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Resources available to the most underserved of children are catalogued in The 1992 North American Directory of Programs for Runaways, Homeless Youth and Missing Children.

The listing contains more than 450 profiles of shelters for runaway and homeless youths as well as programs for missing children throughout the United States and Canada. It also gives information on federal grants, state and federal legislation, regional networks, and youth-related hotlines.

Published by the American Youth Work Center, a private human- services advocacy organization, the directory is available for $18 from A.Y.W.C., 1751 N St., N.W., Suite 302, Washington, D.C. 20036.


School technology managers are the target audience for The Educational I.R.M. Quarterly ("I.R.M." stands for information resource managers), a "first of its kind" publication that debuted this fall.

Aimed at professionals who make decisions about educational technology at the school, district, and state levels, the quarterly blends articles by leading authorities with columns on effective management, legal concerns, and cost savings.

The Educational I.R.M. Quarterly is published by the International Society for Technology in Education, a private, nonprofit membership organization. It is available through subscription or as a benefit of membership. For information or a sample issue, call or write I.S.T.E., 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403; (503) 346-4414.

Teachers planning activities for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20 and Black History Month in February should be aware of the availability of products and materials from the American Library Association.


The A.L.A. has produced a $19 black-history kit that includes a King holiday/Black History Month tip sheet with program ideas and resources, and a poster series featuring Dr. King, Frederick Douglass, and Zora Neale Hurston.

For information, write A.L.A. Graphics, 50 East Huron, Chicago, Ill. 60611, or call (800) 545-2433.


Making science come alive for children is the theme of a volume of essays from the Library of Congress that collects the thoughts of educators, scientists, authors and editors, librarians, and textbook publishers.

Vital Connection: Children, Science, and Books is available for $13, by check or money order payable to the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Give title and stock number 030-000-00227-0 when ordering.

S.K.G.

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