Registration Reminder for:


American Indian Libraries Initiative:  Making Connections

Monday, March 31, 2014

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Room Change:  Please note the event will now be in the Pickford Theater (Third Floor/James Madison Building/Library of Congress)


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Presidential Executive Order 13592 (December 02, 2011), calls on the federal government to “increase the capacity of educational agencies and institutions, including our Nation’s public schools and tribal Colleges and Universities, to deliver high-quality education and related social services to all American Indian and Alaskan Native students.” As part of the response to this call, the Department of Interior Library surveyed these institutions and identified five areas where federal libraries could lend support:

·         reciprocal interlibrary loan services,

·         reference services,

·         government document assistance,

·         remote online access to training classes and sessions and

·         access to online subscription databases.


At the same time, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has been offering its Native American Library Services grants program to provide opportunities for improved library services to these communities. Five recent grant recipients will discuss how they used IMLS funds to meet local needs, as well resource gaps that may still exist. They include:


·         Pueblo of Santa Clara Community Library (New Mexico)

·         Salish Kootenai College (Montana)

·         Aaniiih Nakoda College Library (Montana)

·         Sealaska Heritage Institute (Alaska)

·         Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library (Washington)


The program will also highlight online resources currently available via FEDLINK and the Library of Congress. Join your colleagues to begin virtual and in-person conversations with these five recipients to make new connections and identify ways federal libraries can build support

for the nation’s tribal college and university community. This event is sponsored by the FEDLINK Education working group.


For more information call FEDLINK (202) 707-4813 or TTY (202) 707-4995.


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Registration is free but advanced registration is required. Register online here,


Web conferencing is available. Please let us know when you register if you plan to attend in person or virtually.


To cancel please notify FEDLINK at (202) 707-4848 if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.