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“Connecting American Indian and Federal Libraries” Features Tribal, Federal, and Scholarly Communities
Tuesday November 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montpelier Room of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress
"Connecting American Indian and Federal Libraries" is the topic a celebration of Native American Heritage Month showcasing three Native American research and resource organizations and nearly 20 presenters from the tribal, federal, and scholarly communities.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on November 10 in the Montpelier Room of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program will begin with presentations from FEDLINK’s American Indian Library Initiative (AILI). Now entering its second year, AILI continues its efforts to identify and establish networks of federal efforts of value to American Indian Libraries including preservation, digitization, cataloging, reference services, and event and training opportunities on core information services, and access to existing federal resources in legal and STEM knowledge collections.
A special lunchtime program will feature Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, former Kluge Scholar, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University; Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, Piscataway Indian Nation, Historian, National Museum of the American Indian; and a panel of American Indian historians and cultural experts discussing federal and regional history and culture.
The program will conclude with a demonstration of the Indigenous Tribal Law Project, a free, online resource created to make tribal law more accessible and findable by providing comprehensive listings of tribes, tribal websites, and online primary source materials. Participants are also invited to review selected collection materials.
The event is sponsored by FEDLINK, Law Library of Congress, Library of Congress Office of Opportunity, Inclusiveness and Compliance, and Library of Congress Native American Employees and Colleagues