ERIC Number: ED340543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Rural Libraries. A Forum for Rural Library Service. Volume XI, No. 1 and No. 2, 1991.
Sheller, Rebekah, Ed.
Rural Libraries, v11 n1-2 1991
These volumes report on investigation, activities, and viewpoints related to rural library service. Topics covered are the role of rural libraries, the needs and characteristics of its users, the characteristics of its trustees, difference in operation and information service between rural and urban libraries, and the role of technology in helping rural people gain access to information. The volumes contain the following articles: (1) "Leisure Reading or Information Center: What Is the Library's Role?" (Donald B. Reynolds, Jr.); (2) "Rural Reading Behavior and Library Usage: Findings from a Pennsylvania Survey" (Harold W. Willits and Fern K. Willits); (3) "The Rural Information Center's First Year on the National Scene" (Pat John); (4) "Information Access in Rural Areas" (Kenneth P. Wilkinson); (5) "Technology and the Rural Library" (Polly S. Mumma); (6) "Distance Education: The Rural Role of the Urban Library and Information Science Program" (Joseph J. Mika); (7) "A Study of Rural Public Library Patrons by Unobtrusive Observation" (Thomas P. Shilts); and (8) "A Preliminary Survey of Public Library Trustees from New York State" (Jayne Tremaine). (KS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Distance Education, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Information Services, Information Sources, Library Administration, Library Education, Library Research, Library Services, Public Libraries, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania. Coll. of Library Science.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For previous volume, see ED 327 345.