American Indian Library Association (AILA) Community
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).