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Tommaney Library at Haskell Indian Nations University

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dc.contributor.author Zuber-Chall, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-01T18:40:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-01T18:40:54Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3350
dc.description ix,194 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Located at the Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, the Tommaney Library serves the students and faculty at this school, which is dedicated to Indigenous Americans. The purpose of this study is to explore and understand the unique position o f Tommaney Library within the academic system that has been created exclusively for Indians. The research question guiding this ethnographic study examines what is unique about the library and how the library interprets and meets the university’s academic mission and vision statements. The informant utilized the methodology of ethnography, specifically participant observation, interviewing, and document review, in order to gain the information needed. The overall conceptual framework guiding this study was grounded theory. Analysis of the data sought patterned regularities and comparisons with existing standards. The data were coded into 8 sections that emerged as abandonment, time, conflict, ignored, anger, pride, self-determination, and respect. These sections were interpreted applying three main themes: Critical Race Theory, Collectivism vs. Individualism, and Victor Turner’s Liminality framework. The research question was consistently considered in the analyzing of the data. Both the mission and vision statements are key components which are connected to maintaining the “Indianess” of its students as well as seeking to integrate the indigenous vision into the larger world of the majority population in America. The results of the study indicate that the library is currently not meeting either the mission or vision statements of the university. The details of this study will contribute to the improvement of library and information science education by articulating the treatment of ethnic minorities and their needs. Moreover, Tommaney Library can benefit froih the study as it will aid them in their assessment of their services, student needs, and planning for the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Haskell Indian Nations University. Tommaney Library. en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America--Library resources. en_US
dc.title Tommaney Library at Haskell Indian Nations University en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college slim en_US
dc.academic.area School of Library and Information Management en_US
dc.advisor Lillard, Linda L. en_US
dc.department school of library and information management en_US

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