ERIC Number: ED357920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Rural Libraries. A Forum for Rural Library Service. 1992.
Pratt, Mary Lou, Ed.
Rural Libraries, v12 n1-2 1992
This document consists of the two issues of the biannual serial "Rural Libraries" published during 1992. The issues contain three articles and seven speeches and conference papers. The articles describe: (1) how strong community support led to the development of a library on the Glasgow campus of Western Kentucky University; (2) a report of the results of a national survey of state library agencies on the availability of continuing educational opportunities for rural librarians; and (3) a library consultant's perspective on the relationships between small-town libraries and their communities. Conference papers cover: (1) testimony presented at the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (July 1991) on the condition of rural public libraries and the need for funding and educational opportunities for rural librarians; (2) the role of libraries and librarians in supporting rural development efforts and decision making; (3) the role of information in rural economic development; (4) the USDA's Rural Information Center and its implementation of a rural health information service; (5) training in transformational leadership skills as part of rural community development; (6) uses of state information resources and the North Carolina information network; and (7) the role of schools in supporting rural infrastructure and promoting rural development. (SV)
Descriptors: Community Development, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Networks, Librarians, Library Development, Library Education, Library Services, Public Libraries, Rural Areas, Rural Development, School Libraries
Rural Libraries, Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA 16214 ($5 per issue; checks payable to Clarion University Foundation).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Note: For previous volume, see ED 340 543.