ERIC Number: EJ875977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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The Use of Public Libraries by Native Americans
Burke, Susan K.
Library Quarterly, v77 n4 p429-461 Oct 2007
Library services to Native Americans have expanded greatly in the past several decades, but more work still needs to be done to provide for the information needs of Native Americans. Data from the U.S. Current Population Survey were used to compare library use rates of Native American households to rates of Anglo households. Results show that Native Americans still lag behind Anglos in public library use rates. Of households that report library use, Native Americans are more likely to engage in certain types of library use than are Anglos. Socioeconomic and geographic variables are indicated as factors in the lower library use rates of Native American households. Study results could be useful for groups working to improve Native American library and information services.
Descriptors: Information Needs, Family (Sociological Unit), American Indians, Public Libraries, Library Services, Comparative Analysis, Racial Differences, Whites, Socioeconomic Influences, Geographic Location
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