This study, which primarily draws on data from a national survey of tribal librarians conducted by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums in 2013, examines the capacity of tribal libraries to drive digital inclusion activities for tribal citizens. It identifies needs and recommends steps for improving broadband capacity and technology access in Native communities, thereby leveling the technological playing field. It also provides data that can strengthen the voices of tribal libraries and of the communities they serve—and may help give Native Nations a seat at the table where policy and investment decisions are made.
Jorgensen, Miriam, Traci Morris, and Susan Feller. 2014. Digital Inclusion in Native Communities: The Role of Tribal Libraries. Oklahoma City: Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.