ERIC Number: ED108783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Urban Indian Library Services. Guide 5.
Jones, Marie C.; Casaday, Edith
According to the 1970 Census, nearly one-half of the United States American Indian population lives in urban areas. Many of these Indians belong to a lower socioeconomic sector and are often discriminated against in housing, education, employment, health services, and law enforcement. Away from the protections of their own cultures and repressed in the majority culture, they have a special need for reinforcement of self-esteem. Information and referral services can help provide solutions to their everyday needs, thus assisting them to become more productive members of society. The library can furnish a variety of Indian materials to help meet these varying needs. Guide 5, one of 11 guides designed to provide initial direction and alternatives to those planning or developing Indian library and information systems, briefly discusses some basic considerations which need to be kept in mind when implementing library services for urban Indian populations. Among the topics are: library responsibility, role of Indian organizations, location of services, personnel, model services, and cooperation with schools and social services. Twelve sources for further reading are given. (NQ)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Definitions, Guides, Information Services, Library Cooperation, Library Planning, Models, Urban American Indians, Urban Areas
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 008 584-594