Sponsored by the Alaska Native Issues Roundtable of the Alaska Library Association
A community for people working in Libraries,
Archives and Museums serving Indigenous peoples
ilams.org provides a gathering place for Indigenous Library, Archive
and Museum (LAM) institutions and workers...
to share knowledge, resources, and accomplishments
to learn from each other
to collaborate across geographical distances and political
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.
Members create content to
share news, resources, ideas
They may connect with
other members, and create
or join groups for discussion
Who can join?
Indigenous and non-indigenous people working in libraries,
archives, museums, galleries or cultural centers, which serve
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.
Balancing transparency & privacy:
Genuine member profiles and profile images facilitate a sense of
Profiles include as much information as desired, and may be
edited and customized for privacy.
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.
Post news and events from our institutions and
Celebrate our successes!
Learn from each other's challenges!
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
File upload and sharing
Instant messaging (public/private)
Join a unique community
interested in indigenous cultural
Connect with people in archives,
galleries, libraries, museums, and
Discover the latest news and
stories related to Indigenous LAMs.
Learn about resources, projects,
Further the mission of Indigenous
LAMs in your area and worldwide.
Share your ideas
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
iLAMs Community website
Valarie Kingsland, website admin & architect