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Rural and Small Libraries: The Tribal Experience

Rural and Small Public Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities

ISBN: 978-1-78743-112-6, eISBN: 978-1-78743-111-9

ISSN: 0065-2830

Publication date: 10 November 2017

Abstract

This study creates bridges between rural public libraries in the United States and tribal libraries, which are commonly studied as two separate phenomena. Although the authors document how these types of institutions differ from each other in significant ways, barriers of broadband access, geographic isolation, and lack of funding are common across both rural and tribal libraries. The information provided in this chapter shows that both types of institutions need solutions for similar problems.

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Jenkins, J.L., Quiroga (Yaqui), G., Quiballo (Sioux), K., Peterson (Diné), H.A. and Sorrell (Diné), R. (2017), "Rural and Small Libraries: The Tribal Experience", Real, B. (Ed.) Rural and Small Public Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 43), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 203-218. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-283020170000043009

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