ERIC Number: ED108779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Working with Indian Communities and Agencies To Establish Indian Library Services. Guide 1: Establishing Indian Library Service--Part 1.
Christensen, Rosemary Ackley
Libraries and information centers are rapidly becoming an integral part of American Indian life. Individuals, organizations, and tribes have come to the decision that libraries and the information services which they offer are necessary to meet Indian goals. Although these goals may vary widely from improved access to education, cultural information, information on available social services, to leisure reading, they are all based in a component or institution designed to process information--a library. Eleven guides have been developed to summarize the state-of-the-art in Indian librarianship in a series of brief, practical guides. Each guide discusses basic policies, initial steps, or discreet activities essential to successful Indian library service. The guides present three basic types of information: societal coping skills, basic considerations for implementation, and descriptions of services unique or critical to Indian libraries. Guide 1 briefly discusses establishing initial contacts with the Indian community. It emphasizes how to cope with societal differences in Indian communities. Definitions are given for library, information, and Indian community. Five sources for further reading are also cited. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Involvement, Community Role, Definitions, Financial Support, Guides, Information Networks, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Role
National Indian Education Association, 3036 University Avenue SE, Suite 3, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 ($0.75 each; $7.50 set; $6.50 groups of 20 sets; $5.00 groups of 100 or more sets)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to poor contrast between paper and ink color. For other guides in this series, see RC 008 585-594