[kids-lib] Outdated Info on American Indians in an Encyclopedia (pub year 2000)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Aug 20 15:34:57 PDT 2012

Hi! I just received the following email from a tribal library colleague who noticed that Bruce Grant's Concise Encyclopedia Of The American Indian is still widely in circulation and may be a good candidate for de-selection (weeding). If you library has this item please review her email (below), the book, and your library's weeding policy to determine whether or not it is still an appropriate item to include in your collection.

Thank you,

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

From: American Indian Library Association [mailto:AILA at SI-LISTSERV.SI.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie Reese
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 11:43 AM
Subject: Outdated Info on American Indians in an Encyclopedia (pub year 2000)

A lot of libraries have copies of Bruce Grant's CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN in the juvenile nonfiction area of their libraries.

First published in 1958...

Newest pub year is 2000. But appendices aren't updated! They appendices cite 1950s U.S. Census figures.

A good candidate for deselection, ASAP, before school kids start using it.

Details here:


(Please share this email with others who work with children and books.)

Debbie Reese, PhD
Tribally enrolled: Nambe Pueblo

Email: dreese.nambe at gmail.com<mailto:dreese.nambe at gmail.com>

Website: American Indians in Children's Literature
@ http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.net

Now: Studying for MLIS at San Jose State University
Then: Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies, University of Illinois

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