Browse All

Theses & Dissertations

Submissions

  • Submissions (Articles, Chapters, and other finished products)

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

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Ellen Cramer (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/
Advisor
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

Publication
Dissertation
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 Unpublished doctoral dissertation.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
Keywords
Educational Leadership, International Library Development, Foreign Aid, Sustainability, Africa