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dc.contributor.authorAdkins, Deniceeng
dc.contributor.authorBossaller, Jenny S., 1972-eng
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Kimeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.description.abstractKey documents guiding United States library service, including Reference and User Service Association (RUSA) guidelines and the American Library Association (ALA) Code of Ethics and Bill of Rights, focus on equitable public library service.1 By viewing literacy practices as an increasingly crucial realm of the social structure, librarians, policy makers, social researchers, and other interested groups can better understand information barriers that result in social inequality. A clear understanding of vernacular literacy will afford librarians greater insight to the information needs of the public, including a greater understanding of non-users of their libraries. The reality of providing materials in multiple languages in order to meet information needs for multiple cultures is more complicated than simply looking at demographics that are available through the Department of the Census. This study demonstrates the value of field research in order to more fully understand the literacy needs of one's service community.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description.versionPre-printeng
dc.format.extent25 pageseng
dc.identifier.citationReference & User Services Quarterlyeng
dc.identifier.citationAdkins, D., Bossaller, J., Thompson, K. (2009, Fall). Describing vernacular literacy practices to enhance understanding of community information needs: A case study with practical implications. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 64-71.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/46223
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. College of Education. School of Information Science and Learning Technologieseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectlibrary research ; library and information science; libraries ; librarians ; library services ; public libraries ; literacy practices ;eng
dc.titleDescribing vernacular literacy practices to enhance understanding of community information needs: A case study with practical implications.eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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