Rural U.S. Libraries: Serving Populations and Meeting Challenges
This paper looks at how rural libraries in the United States serve a variety of populations, including Native Americans, farmers, migrant farm workers, and the poor. Statistics show that roughly 80% of all U.S. public libraries are located in rural areas. While a number of organizations and initiatives have focused on improvement of services in rural libraries, many of these libraries face difficulties related to funding and the hiring of qualified staff. The paper investigates both successes and shortcomings in recent U.S. rural library developments.
Copyright, 2013 Library Student Journal | Contact