ERIC Number: ED379132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Rural Libraries, Volume XIV, 1994.
Pratt, Mary Lou, Ed.
Rural Libraries, v14 n1-2 1994
The 2 issues in this volume contain 10 articles on rural libraries and information access in rural America. Topics include telecommunications and distance education in Nebraska, the future of small rural public libraries, federal programs to improve rural access to information, outreach issues for public libraries, and the role of information in rural economic development. Articles are: (1) "How Nebraska Has Responded with Telecommunications and Long-Distance Education" (Timothy Lynch); (2) "Infoglut, Democracy, and Sustainability: Futures for the Small Public Library" (Michael Marien); (3) "The Role of the United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science in Assisting Rural America" (Jane Williams); (4) "How Far Does Outreach Reach?" (John Philip); (5) "And What Do We Do Now?" (Robert N. Case); (6) "Role of Information in Rural Economic Development: A Legislative Perspective" (Jonathan Johnson); (7) "The Use of State Information Resources" (Howard F. McGinn); (8) "Key Issues in Rural Development" (Daryl Heasley); (9) "The Rural Information Center: Federal and State Cooperation Expands Information Access" (Patricia La Caille John); and (10) "Technology: Crisis for Rural America" (Kenneth P. Wilkinson). Some papers contain references. (SV)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Distance Education, Economic Development, Federal Programs, Government Role, Information Centers, Information Services, Information Technology, Library Role, Public Libraries, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education
Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship, Department of Library Science, 166 Carlson Building, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA 16214 ($5 per issue; make check payable to Clarion University).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Note: Contains presentations given at the following conferences: "The Future of Rural and Small Public Libraries" (Birmingham, AL, November 1991); "Information and Rural Economic Development: Issues and Strategies" (Portland, ME, September 1991); "Information and Rural Economic Development: Infrastructure" (June 1992); and "The 21st Century: The Future of Rural and Small Public Libraries" (Phoenix, AZ, November 19-21, 1992).