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Rural and small public libraries : challenges and opportunities

Author: Brian Real
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Series: Advances in librarianship.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rural and small public libraries provide invaluable services to their communities. These information institutions operate in areas that, when compared to national averages, have poor broadband accessibility and weaker connection speeds, low home internet adoption rates, higher unemployment rates, and less per capita access to doctors and other healthcare providers. Public libraries help to bridge these divides and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Real
ISBN: 1787431126 9781787431126
OCLC Number: 1002120352
Description: xvi, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction - Rural Public Libraries in Academic and Political Contexts; Brian Real 2. Rural Libraries and the Human Right to Internet Access; Claire Petri 3. Rural Public Libraries in America: Continuing and Impending Challenges; Brian Real and Norman Rose 4. Exploring Rural Public Library Assets for Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD); Karen Miller 5. A Gap Analysis of the Perspectives of Small Businesses and Rural Librarians in Tennessee: Developments towards a Blueprint for a Public Library Small Business Toolkit; Bharat Mehra, Bradley Wade Bishop, and Robert P. Partee II 6. Rural Librarians as Change Agents in the 21st Century: Applying Community Informatics in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region to Further ICT Literacy Training; Bharat Mehra, Vandana Singh, Natasha Hollenbach, and Robert P. Partee II 7. Defining Community Archives within Rural South Carolina; Travis L. Wagner and Bobbie Bischoff 8. Exhibiting America: Moving Image Archives and Rural or Small Libraries; Jennifer L. Jenkins 9. Rural and Small Libraries: The Tribal Experience; Jennifer L. Jenkins, Guillermo Quiroga, Kari Quiballo, Herman A. Peterson, and Rhiannon Sorrell
Series Title: Advances in librarianship.
Responsibility: edited by Brian real, public services librarian, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD, USA.

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