ERIC Number: ED108786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Locally Generated Information and Referral Services in Indian Libraries. Guide 8: Generating Information in Indian Libraries.
Townley, Charles T.
Libraries and information centers are rapidly becoming an integral part of American Indian live. A primary concern of Indian people is the availability of dependable information on those issues and programs which directly affect their day to day lives. As the community information agency, the library plays a key role in improving access to local information. The library should concern itself with meeting the informational needs of individuals, the grass roots, by collecting, organizing, and disseminating information on local programs and issues, as they presently exist in the most objective and effecient means possible. In order to develop a successful information center, sound planning is required. Guide 8, part of a series of 11 guides designed to provide initial direction and alternatives to those planning or developing Indian library and information systems, gives a description of information centers and how to implement them in Indian communities. Topics covered are: types and location of information, organization and storage of information, and methods of dissemination. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Definitions, Guides, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Storage, Library Materials, Library Planning, Library Services
National Indian Education Association, 3036 University Ave., 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