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Presentation
Tribal Libraries, Museums, and Archives of the United States: Directory and Interactive Map
National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (2018)
  • Aisha Conner-Gaten, Loyola Marymount University
  • Rhiannon Sorrell
  • J.L. Colbert
  • Garrison Libby
  • Netanel Ganin
Abstract
As a part of AILA’s proposed project for the 2018 cohort of Emerging Leaders, the project team created a digital resource to share the history of AILA and highlight US tribal libraries, archives, and museums (TLAMs) with the greater ALA , library, and education community. The project team created an online resource map to serve as a visual resource of TLAMs in the United States to be housed on the updated version of AILA’s website. In creating this resource, a number issues and concerns had arisen and were made cornerstones of the project. Issues of inaccuracy, privacy, and cultural competency, including the very definition of “Tribal Libraries” (and Archives, and Museums) were at the heart and creation of the directory.
Learning Objectives:
  • To present this digital resource to share the history of AILA and highlight US tribal libraries, museums, and archives with the greater ALA community.
  • To inform audiences on the process of creating this resource, including the scope of the project and the challenges it continues to face.
  • To advocate for the necessity of this resource, why it is needed and how it serves as an educational tool.
Keywords
  • advocacy,
  • digital
Publication Date
Fall September 29, 2018
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Citation Information
Aisha Conner-Gaten, Rhiannon Sorrell, J.L. Colbert, Garrison Libby, et al.. "Tribal Libraries, Museums, and Archives of the United States: Directory and Interactive Map" National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aisha-conner-gaten/21/
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