International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges, and Sustainability

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Elizabeth Cramer, Associate Professor & Lead Cataloging Librarian (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Vachel Miller

Abstract: Through interviews with the two leaders, site visits, and analysis of documentation, this dissertation presents both the benefits and potential negative consequences of book aid, as well as issues relating to the viability of creating sustainable international library programs in Africa. This research addresses the following two research questions: How do the leaders of international library development programs balance the benefits of ILD programs with the possible negative effects of supplying foreign aid; and, is sustainability an achievable goal in international library development?

Additional Information

Cramer, E.E. (2012). International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges, and Sustainability. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Educational Leadership, International Library Development, Foreign Aid, Sustainability, Africa

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