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A Professional Development Bibliography for Librarians
Serving American Indians

Updated 15 February 2000.

This bibliography suggests offline resources to help libraries and librarians to develop their own professional collections about serving American Indian peoples. Some Web materials are included that are available in print or other offline media. Your suggestions for items to add to the bibliography are welcomed and invited. Please email them to:

- American Indian Library Association American Indian Libraries Newsletter. Minneapolis: American Indian Library Association, Fall 1976- .

- Biggs, Bonnie and David Whitehorse. "Sovereignty, collaboration and continuing challenge: A history of tribal libraries in San Diego County" Special Libraries, v86 (1991); 279-291.

- Caldwell-Wood, Naomi and Lisa Mitten. Selective Bibliography and Guide for "I" Is Not For Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Books for Young People. Program of the ALA/OLOS Subcommittee for Library Services to American Indian People (Atlanta, June 29, 1991). Minneapolis: American Indian Library Association, 1991.

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- Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays: A Tribal Voice. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

- Harvey, Karen D., Lisa D. Harjo and Lynda Welborn. How to Teach about American Indians: A Guide for the School Library Media Specialist. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.

- Kuipers, Barbara J. American Indian Reference Books for Children and Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1991.

- Metoyer-Duran, Cheryl. Gatekeepers in Ethnolinguistic Communities, Norwood, NJ: ABLEX Publishing, 1993.

- National Indian Education Association Library Service Guides, 1975. [A project funded by the U.S. Office of Education]

- Patterson, Lotsee Smith. "Information Needs and Services of Native Americans." Rural Libraries, XV:2 (1995); 37-44.

- Patterson, Lotsee and Rhonda Harris Taylor. "Tribally Controlled Community College Libraries: A Paradigm for Survival." College & Research Libraries, 57:4 (July 1996); 316-329.

- Patterson, Lotsee, Rhonda Harris Taylor and Debra Osborne Spindle. "Young Adulthood as a Cultural Concept: A Native American Perspective." Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 8:3 (Spring 1995); 251-257.

- Patterson, Lotsee Smith, University of Oklahoma, School of Library Science and the U.S. Office of Education. Resources and Procedures for Improving the Indian American Use of Libraries. Series E. D. 043, 442.

- Pelzman, Frankie. "Native American Libraries: Ten Years Later." Wilson Library Bulletin, 63:8 (April 1989); 58-61.

- Slapin, Beverly and Doris Seale. Books Without Bias : Through Indian Eyes, rev.ed. Berkeley, CA: Oyate (1988).

- U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges, OTA-ITC-621. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office (August 1995).

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- United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Pathways to excellence: A report on improving library and information services for Native American peoples. (1992) [15 February 2000]

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