Hi Everyone -

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and FEDLINK's American
Indian Libraries Initiative are co-sponsoring the event described below,
showcasing tribes and tribal libraries that have benefited from grants
provided by IMLS.  We hope that you are able to attend, either in person or
via webinar.  Please feel free to share this announcement with others that
may be interested.

Thank you.


George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services
1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Making Connections: Meet IMLS Native American Library Grantees
March 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Event Location:
955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024

[image: Making Connections: Meet IMLS Native American Library Grantees]

Join the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and FEDLINK
(Federal Library and Information Network) for an opportunity to hear from
recent awardees of IMLS Native American Library Services Enhancement grants
and to identify ways federal libraries can build support for the nation’s
tribal libraries and information centers. Enhancement grants are
competitive grants available to carry out activities that advance the
programs and services of eligible Native American libraries.

Representatives from state, public, academic, special libraries, and
library associations serving Native American populations are invited to
register <> for this free showcase at
IMLS. The session will be available by web conferencing for those who
cannot attend in person.

Recent enhancement grant recipients will discuss their projects. They

   - Joy Bridwell, The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation
   - Anne Heidemann, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
   - Aaron LaFromboise, Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
   - Dolly Manuelito, Bishop Indian Tribal Council


Free, but advanced registration is required. Register here
<> to attend onsite or online via
WebEx. All registrants will receive instructions to attend the showcase
online. Onsite seating is limited. Please notify FEDLINK at [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]> if
your plans change, so that we may give those on the waiting list an
opportunity to register.
ADA Accommodations

You may request ADA accommodations five business days in advance by
contacting Dr. Sandra Toro at 202-653-4462 or [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>.

For additional information, please email [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>.
Date and Time

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Institute of Museum and Library Services
955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20024

[image: IMLS logo]           [image: FEDLINK logo]

*About the Institute of Museum and Library Services*
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance,
support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related
organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our
vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform
the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit and
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*About the American Indian Library Initiative (AILI)*
FEDLINK’s American Indian Library Initiative (AILI) works to identify and
establish networks of federal efforts of value to American Indian Libraries
including preservation, digitization, cataloging, reference services;
integrate event and training opportunities on core information services;
and promote access to existing federal resources in legal and STEM
knowledge collections.

FEDLINK, a division of the Library of Congress, is an organization of
federal agencies working together to achieve optimum use of the resources
and facilities of federal libraries and information centers by promoting
common services, coordinating and sharing available resources, and
providing continuing professional education for federal library and
information staff.
Native American Library Services