ERIC Number: ED358858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to Excellence: A Report on Improving Library and Information Services for Native American Peoples.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science began in early 1989 to study library and information services for Native American peoples. This report is the culmination of the evaluation, which included site visits and field hearings. The largely undocumented knowledge base of Native American experience must be recorded and preserved if it is not to be lost. Ten major challenges were identified on topics such as funding support, training and technical assistance, tribal library holdings, cooperative activities, state and local partnerships, federal policy, model programs, museum and archival services, adult and family literacy programs, and newer information technology. The report contains detailed descriptions of Commission activities and incorporates a"Summary Report" (also published separately), as well as the "Long Range Action Plan" containing strategies for high quality information services to Native American peoples. Transcripts of testimony given at regional hearings, reports from site visits, and recommendations from the 1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Services are included. A bibliography cites 19 books; 29 journal and newsletter articles; and 33 documents, reports, and unpublished sources for further reference. (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Government Role, Improvement, Information Services, Information Technology, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Planning, Literacy Education, Long Range Planning, Museums, Records Management, Technical Assistance
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Commission Libraries Information Science; Native Americans; Service Delivery Assessment; Service Quality