ERIC Number: ED108787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Information Needs in Indian Communities. Guide Number 9: Assessing Indian Needs.
Whiteman Runs Him, Elizabeth
Libraries and information centers are rapidly becoming an integral part of American Indian life. Individuals, organizations, and tribes are recognizing that libraries and the information services they offer are necessary to meet Indian goals. Eleven guides have been developed to provide initial direction and alternatives to those planning or developing Indian library and information systems. However, before making any decision in the establishment or expansion of a library program, the library's role in meeting the community's information needs must be defined. Guide 9 of the series disucsses the assessment of information needs in the Indian community. Topics discussed are: (1) information needed; (2) collection of community information; and (3) methods of informational needs assessment. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Surveys, Definitions, Evaluation Needs, Information Needs, Information Processing, Interviews, Library Planning, Library Role, Questionnaires
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