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ERIC Number: EJ1074926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Barrow's Living Room: How a Tribal College Library Connects Communities across the Arctic
Hollingsworth, Erin
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v27 n1 Aug 2015
More than just storerooms of information, tribal college libraries are gathering spaces that bring people together. The Tuzzy Consortium Library at IIisagvik College builds community by providing services and programs that reflect the values of Alaska's North Slope Iñupiaq people. The college library collaborates with different organizations to provide programming and services for students, children, elders, families, and others. These partnerships allow the library and the college to create meaningful ties that build community. The friendly staff, familiar faces, public programming, and community spirit found at the Tuzzy Library makes transitioning into college easier for IIisagvik College students. Interacting with the public through library programs not only creates better community ties, but also sets up future college students for success before they start. The library is a safe and welcoming place for anyone in town who wants to browse the stacks, check out a DVD, or use the Internet--or just sit and have a quiet conversation.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A