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NG-03-16-0037-16

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$149,527.00
City: 
Poplar
State: 
MT
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Native American Library Services
Program Categories: 
Enhancement Grants

The James E. Shanley Tribal Library at Fort Peck Community College, which performs the functions of academic library, tribal library and community library for Fort Peck Community College (FPCC), the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, and the Poplar community, will engage in a number of activities to address needs as documented by circulation statistics and professional observations. The library will offer training workshops to patrons on the use of different types of equipment and databases; add new materials to the collection to enhance the health sciences areas and current best sellers; move VHS recordings to DVD for use by patrons and make archival copies of elders' interviews; digitize Fort Peck Reservation newspapers; purchase a new copy machine; and hire a part-time assistant to provide patron services for the length of the grant.