Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts
Around the word, in developed as well as developing countries, libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information resources can often mean the difference between poverty and prosperity, particularly in underdeveloped African communities.
Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts investigates the relationship between local libraries and community development. From the historical roots of rural libraries to their influence on the literacy, economy, and culture of the surrounding region, this book will present academics, researchers, and, most importantly, librarians with crucial insight into the tangible benefits of rural community libraries and the obstacles they must overcome.
African Languages and Societies
Kevane, Michael J.; Dent, Valeda F.; and Goodman, Geoff, "Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts" (2013). Faculty Book Gallery. 101.