Vol. 4 No. 1 (2019)
Columns

Libraries and language preservation: A defining generational moment

Race MoChridhe
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Published December 18, 2020
Keywords
  • digital libraries, minority languages, funding, cultural curation, library recruitment
How to Cite
MoChridhe, R. (2020). Libraries and language preservation: A defining generational moment. Journal of New Librarianship, 4(1), 137-141. https://doi.org/10.21173/newlibs/6/7

Abstract

This column proposes that schools of Library Science (as well as Museum Studies and related disciplines) can contribute to language preservation and advance their own financial interests by presenting themselves as key collaborators in language preservation to governments and NGOs. By funding such programs, especially in the form of grants and scholarships for minority-language students, Library Science programs can make a significant impact on language preservation, maximizing return on the limited budgets afforded to such projects.