American Indian Library Association (AILA) Community
Hope you can make it!
Celebrating 35 Years of AILA
Learn about the inspiring history of AILA as it has grown and changed over the 35 years since its founding.
Time: Saturday, June 28, 10am-11:30am
Location: Flamingo Hotel, Room: Carson City II
AILA Business Meeting
Join us for the business meeting to discuss what the association has been up to as well as find out the members selected for the ALA Travel Grant and the 2014 Virginia Mathews scholarship. We will also discuss ideas for 2015 ALA programming as well as ideas for suggesting changes to ALA Accreditation to reflect elements in regards to Indigenous knowledge.
Time: Sunday, June 29, 1pm-2:30pm
Location: Flamingo Hotel, Room: Red Rock III
2014 American Indian Youth Literature Awards
Join us to celebrate the 2014 AIYLA winners! We will have a keynote address from Tim Tingle as well as a cultural dance demonstration. Help honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians!
Time: Sunday, June 29, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Flamingo Hotel, Room: Laughlin III
In 2013, the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will provide a library school scholarship to a qualified American Indian individual in the amount of $2000 for the 2013-2014 academic school year. The scholarship has been named to honor Virginia Mathews, one of the original founders of AILA.
The purpose of the Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship shall be to provide tuition to an American Indian individual who lives and works in the American Indian community, and who is enrolled, or has been accepted and will enroll, in a master's degree program at a university with a library and/or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.
Further details and scholarship criteria, as well as application forms and instructions, are available at the AILA website at http://ailanet.org/awards/scholarships/. All applications, references, and other supporting materials must be received by May 1, 2013.
Traditional Cultural Expressions: The Intersections of Indigenous Communities, Information Professionals, and Intellectual Freedomby ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am
This program is co-sponsored by the American Indian Library Association, The Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums, and the Joint Conference for Librarians of Color . This session will provide a basic introduction of traditional cultural expressions from American Indian communities. Some challenges faced by American Indian communities in consideration of their traditional cultural expressions will be discussed. The speakers will address indigenous protocols and common access issues for public institutions. Q & A session will follow.
Five percent of Northern Arizona University’s student population is American Indian, often first generation, from several tribal communities within the United States and Canada. In support of a university-wide goal, the library engages in instructional support and services to help meet the needs of American Indian students. Learning about American Indian cultures and incorporating that knowledge into library instruction and services has created more effective ways of working with students. Co-sponsored by the American Indian Library Association (AILA).