The Need for a Rural Library Term Paper by Nicky

The paper examines and supports the need for rural libraries as a means to provide support for rural communities.
# 146133 | 1,440 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In a world becoming increasingly urbanized, rural communities are, according to the paper's author, being left further and further behind. The paper suggests that the establishment of a system of libraries in rural and remote area would provide inhabitants with needed support and access to information sources and services readily available in an urban environment. The paper examines current research and literature relating to the subjects before continuing with the writer's own observations as to the benefits to be gained by all of society from the establishment of such a system.

From the Paper:

"The past century has seen a dramatic increase in urbanization and suburbanization worldwide. People in all corners of the globe are tending to clump closer together in cities and the immediately surrounding areas, consolidating populations and resources in ever tighter, yet ever spreading, geographical locations. This phenomenon of urban sprawl has dramatically changed life for many people, and created a host of unforeseen problems. Environmental concerns usually top the list of issues with urbanization in the public consciousness, and certainly the impact that urbanization and urban and suburban sprawl have on the environment is as negative as it is huge, but that is no reason to let it eclipse other issues created or exacerbated by the current trend of growing urbanization. The movement of human populations from widespread and small rural communities to constantly growing cities has also helped to create, identify, and sharpen a host of social issues, both in and out of the urban community."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Farrell, G. & Thirion, S. (2001). "Global competitiveness of rural areas: Creating a territorial development strategy in the light of the LEADER experience." LEADER European observatory. Retrieved 9 February 2009. <>
  • Miller, R. (2004). "Bookmobiles meet small/rural libraries." Library journal, November. Retreived 9 February 2009. <,>
  • Sivak, A. (2006). "Rural/remote libraries and the 8R's study." Felicter, 3. Retrieved 9 February 2009. <>

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