About ilams.org


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About ilams.org, a community for people in libraries, archives and museums serving Indigenous peoples.

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About ilams.org

  1. 1. Sponsored by the Alaska Native Issues Roundtable of the Alaska Library Association
  2. 2. A community for people working in Libraries, Archives and Museums serving Indigenous peoples
  3. 3. indigenous Libraries Archives Museums s (plural) the name
  4. 4. ilams.org provides a gathering place for Indigenous Library, Archive and Museum (LAM) institutions and workers...  to meet  to share knowledge, resources, and accomplishments  to learn from each other  to collaborate across geographical distances and political boundaries  in order to better serve the needs of our communities ...so that we may affirm, preserve, and sustain our cultures and cultural values. Together, we are stronger. mission statement
  5. 5. 1. community 2. inclusive 3. transparent 4. share 5. celebrate 6. affirm six goals http://openclipart.org/detail/135013/green-plant-in-its-pot-in-three-different-phases-of-growth-by-palomaironique
  6. 6. Members create content to share news, resources, ideas and stories. They may connect with other members, and create or join groups for discussion and collaboration. 1. community http://openclipart.org/detail/169840/community-by-netalloy
  7. 7. Who can join? Indigenous and non-indigenous people working in libraries, archives, museums, galleries or cultural centers, which serve Indigenous peoples. Includes professionals, paraprofessionals, and people working without the benefit of formal training, and all LAM organizations. The term “Indigenous” includes Aboriginal, First Nations, Indian, Inuit, Métis, Native, Tribal and similar terms. 2. inclusive http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/5851641484/
  8. 8. Balancing transparency & privacy:  Genuine member profiles and profile images facilitate a sense of community.  Profiles include as much information as desired, and may be edited and customized for privacy. 3. transparent http://www.flickr.com/photos/53938557@N00/251794370/
  9. 9. Everyone is encouraged to share resources, best practices, ideas, challenges, as well as training and professional development opportunities, so that we may become better informed and improve our abilities. 4. share http://www.flickr.com/photos/53938557@N00/251794370/
  10. 10. Post news and events from our institutions and communities:  Celebrate our successes!  Learn from each other's challenges! 5. celebrate http://openclipart.org/detail/74413/dancing-people-by-netalloy
  11. 11. Many of these goals reflect indigenous values. This community is an extension of those values, to affirm and sustain our cultural lifeways. We can accomplish more if we work together. 6. affirm http://freestock.ca/flags_maps_g80-world_grunge_map__sepia_p1729.html
  12. 12. o o o o o o o o o o o o Activity streams Comments Connections (friends) Discussion forums Email notifications/RSS Extended profiles File upload and sharing Groups Instant messaging (public/private) Members map Privacy controls User settings the features http://openclipart.org/detail/101989/population-by-netalloy
  13. 13.  Join a unique community interested in indigenous cultural information.  Connect with people in archives, galleries, libraries, museums, and cultural centers.  Discover the latest news and stories related to Indigenous LAMs.  Learn about resources, projects, and opportunities.  Further the mission of Indigenous LAMs in your area and worldwide. why join? Valarie Kingsland
  14. 14. • • • • • • Expand outreach Group wikis Logo contest Mobile access More tutorials Share your ideas the future Valarie Kingsland
  15. 15. ilams.org would not have happened without the inspiration, help and support of:       Alaska Native Issues Roundtable of AkLA David Ongley of Tuzzy Consortium Michael Robinson of UAA/APU Consortium Library Michael Stephens & Kyle Jones of SJSU SLIS Paul Tougas of Seward City News Rachel Bickley of LISNPN gratitude http://openclipart.org/detail/159643/thank-you-pinned-by-juliobahar
  16. 16. iLAMs Community website www.ilams.org Email ilams.org@gmail.com Valarie Kingsland, website admin & architect information