AN INTRODUCTION TO TRIBAL LIBRARIES Foundations of Information Transfer LI 801XO June, 2007 Ross Betzer Maria Doss Mara St...
What is a Tribal Library? <ul><li>Public library </li></ul><ul><li>School library </li></ul><ul><li>Academic library </li>...
How have Tribal Libraries Developed?   <ul><li>US Dept. of Education and Title II B fellowships. </li></ul><ul><li>Title I...
Who Serves as the  Tribal Librarian?   <ul><li>May have specialized knowledge in cultural aspects of the community </li></...
Challenges to Tribal  Libraries <ul><li>Consistent funding to institute and maintain tribal libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Un...
What Changes Face  Tribal Libraries?
Greater Appreciation for Cultural Competency
Coalition Building
Technology <ul><li>Effect on institution </li></ul><ul><li>Effect on professional training </li></ul>
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    1. 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO TRIBAL LIBRARIES Foundations of Information Transfer LI 801XO June, 2007 Ross Betzer Maria Doss Mara Strickler Maura Walsh
    2. 2. What is a Tribal Library? <ul><li>Public library </li></ul><ul><li>School library </li></ul><ul><li>Academic library </li></ul><ul><li>Museum library </li></ul><ul><li>Archive </li></ul><ul><li>And more… </li></ul>
    3. 3. How have Tribal Libraries Developed? <ul><li>US Dept. of Education and Title II B fellowships. </li></ul><ul><li>Title IV Library Services and Construction Act </li></ul><ul><li>American Indian </li></ul><ul><li>Library Association </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who Serves as the Tribal Librarian? <ul><li>May have specialized knowledge in cultural aspects of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Provides support and instruction for library users </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize financial resources to provide best service possible </li></ul><ul><li>Seek opportunities for funding and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Provide community space </li></ul><ul><li>Act as leader and advocate for the community </li></ul>Loriene Roy, former president of AILA and recently elected president of ALA
    5. 5. Challenges to Tribal Libraries <ul><li>Consistent funding to institute and maintain tribal libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Understaffed and/or undereducated staff </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul>
    6. 6. What Changes Face Tribal Libraries?
    7. 7. Greater Appreciation for Cultural Competency
    8. 8. Coalition Building
    9. 9. Technology <ul><li>Effect on institution </li></ul><ul><li>Effect on professional training </li></ul>

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