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ERIC Number: ED186170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Determination Requires Information Power! The Report of Record on the White House Pre-Conference on Indian Library and Information Services On or Near Reservations (Denver, Colorado, October 19-22, 1978).
Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Library Services.
Preparatory and follow-up activities as well as proceedings are described in this report of a conference that brought representatives of 103 tribes together to discuss and lay the groundwork for comprehensive improvement of library and information services for Indian communities served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Chapters I, II, and III outline the history of the conference, the planning process, the goals and objectives, the structure of the task forces, and the planning documents. Chapter IV provides a narrative account of conference meetings and activities and excerpts from speeches by Rick Lavis, Deputy Assistant for Indian Affairs, and by W. Roger Buffalohead, the independent conference evaluator. Chapter V gives the official conference resolutions and a summary of recommendations; concerns include legislation to fund information and library programs for Indian reservation communities and self-determination in the development of the programs. Conference delegates and their biographies are listed in Chapter VI; Chapter VII describes post conference publicity and follow-up activities. Chapter VIII presents a detailed evaluation of the conference, i.e., participant characteristics, participant evaluations of conference effectiveness, and the adequacy of resources and organization. Appendices contain a variety of related documents including a directory of participants by state and by tribe. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Information Services, Evaluation Methods, Information Needs, Information Services, Library Planning, Library Role, Library Services, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Self Determination, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Library Services.