Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums: Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways

SKU: 9780810881945

Sarah K. Arriaga, Anjali Bhasin, Loriene Roy
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Scarecrow Press
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Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways is a collection of 25 articles about the nature and scope of Indigenous libraries, museums, and archives in the United States. Edited by Loriene Roy, Anjali Bhasin, and Sarah K. Arriaga this resource provides an overview on the state of tribal-controlled libraries and museums in the present day. Tribal librarians share their stories, challenges, achievements, and aspirations with the larger professional community in papers such as: Alaska Native village libraries; California's tribal libraries take steps toward inclusion; Community collaborations with the tribal library in Oklahoma; and Beyond books and portals: proactive indigenous librarianship by Kawika Makanani (Hawaii). The role of tribal libraries and archives in native language recovery and revitalization is also addressed. Part two of the book features service functions of tribal information centers, addressing the library facility, selection, organization, instruction, and programming/outreach. Part three includes a discussion of the types of records that Nations might collect, legal issues, and snapshot descriptions of noteworthy archival collections. The final part covers strategic planning, advice on working in the unique environments of tribal communities, advocacy and marketing, continuing education plans for library staff, and time management tips that are useful for anyone working in a small library setting.

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