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IASL Research Abstracts: 229

Liu, G. Z. (2008). School Libraries Serving Rural Communities in China: The Evergreen Model

This article presents a case study of Evergreen school libraries in the northwestern region of China, with a focus on their innovative approaches to community services and strategies of reaching out to
local town residents and villagers. The data gathered for the case study included patron/school librarian interviews, observation of brainstorming by school librarians and principals, and analysis of
library use data gathered from project schools. In view of known issues identified from existing literature, this study attempts to identify factors that potentially contribute to a school library's success or failure in serving its local community.

Subject categories: Evaluation/effectiveness (5), External support and leadership (6), Special populations (16)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University


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