ERIC Number: ED348199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Emerging Role of Tribal College Libraries in Indian Education. ERIC Digest.
Pavel, D. Michael
Two recent studies clarify the growing importance of tribal college libraries in the overall tribal effort to educate Indian people. Cheryl Duran (1991) applied Flamholtz's organizational development model to the role of libraries in the development of tribal colleges. During the new venture, expansion, professional, and consolidation stages, respectively, tribal college libraries determine the information needs of the college and community, develop basic library resources and capabilities, satisfy standards for accreditation and acceptance within the larger educational community, and forge working relationships among themselves and other non-Indian institutions. Cheryl Metoyer-Duran (1992) interviewed tribal college presidents about the expanding role of tribal college libraries in Indian communities. Tribal college presidents reported that the activities of these libraries are related to the preservation of tribal culture, tribal economic development efforts, and developing information resources and providing services for local elementary and secondary schools and the community. Libraries are an important part of the ongoing crusade for self-determination. Their presence influences curriculum, instruction, and administration at all levels of Indian education. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, College Libraries, Community Colleges, Community Resources, Developing Institutions, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Library Development, Library Role, Tribes
ERIC/CRESS, Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.