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978-0-8108-3138-4 • Hardback • January 1998 • $131.00 • (£101.00)
Gordon H. Hills has worked for the past twelve years in and for Native/Indian communities in Washington state, Montana, and Alaska as a prison librarian, in library development, and as manager of a small regional museum specializing in Native heritage.
...a scholarly work written in a personal style, which makes it a pleasure to read...library schools should be encouraged to purchase it...a timely purchase for any library with a Native Studies collection.
Especially valuable are sixty pages of source notes and references, many with annotations, that have been updated through 1995...The theme that emerges throughout the book is the need for libraries that service Native populations to be fully integrated into the community so that the information sources they create will be relevant and appropriate for the users.
— College & Research Libraries
I would highly recommend this book as a "must read" for those interested in global library development and for those who want to remain "in touch" with the increasing gaps that exist in library services all over the world.
— International Leads
[Hills] has not only thought deeply about his subject, but studied it deeply and felt it deeply; and this is what makes his book of much greater importance than [it] at first appears, for it stimulates the reader to think and feel too. Anyone interested in the international aspects of librarianship, or indeed in what libraries mean in different and changing societies, would find the book rewarding.
— Journal Of Documentation
This has to be one of the most sensitive and insightful volumes written on the challenges facing the North...I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
— Arctic Journal