ERIC Number: EJ710081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
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The Library Haines Built: Best Small Library in America 2005--Haines Borough Public Library, Haines, AK
Berry, John N., III
Library Journal, v130 n2 p38 Feb 2005
"Community involvement," the standard cliche, does not come close to capturing the spirit and action that have structured the building, programs, collections, and services of the Haines Borough Public Library (HBPL), AK. Those achievements make HBPL the winner of the first annual award for the Best Small Library in America, cosponsored by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This article describes the many positive things that helped this Library attain the title of Best Small Library in America in 2005. Sections include: (1) Volunteers, Friends, Trustees; (2) Dragonfly Transforms; (3) Unfiltered Access; (4) Building a Library; (5) Everyone Helped; (6) Issues, Values, Perspective; and (7) Celebration Central. A description of the award is also included.
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Development, Library Facilities, Library Services, Library Role, Alaska Natives, Rural Areas, Volunteers, Community Involvement, Community Support, Access to Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska