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ERIC Number: ED060982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 11
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A Preliminary Study of Library Programs Related to American Indian Studies Programs in Colleges and Universities.
Townley, Charles
The presence of library programs and their relationship to academic programs of Native American Studies were surveyed in 27 institutions of higher education. Institutions surveyed were those with (1) a program for recruiting American Indians, (2) a distinct staff devoted to American Indians, and (3) some course about American Indians offered in a Native American Studies program or in conjunction with another department. The study revealed that most special library programs were under the control of the campus library; that the average collection size was 1,500 volumes for or about Native Americans; and that personnel commitment per library averaged less than 1 full-time equivalent working with a Native American library program. An expanded acquisitions program was rated the most needed library service. Major problems pointed up by the survey included the lack of definite personnel commitments to library programs for Native American Studies, the absence of professional librarians who are American Indians, and the lack of adequate funding in addition to normal library budgeting. The survey instrument, a list of participating institutions, and a tabulation of survey responses are appended. (JH)
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