Knowledge River and Library School: Information Session
Date: Tuesday March 2nd, 2010
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: University of Arizona Native American Student Affairs, Tucson, AZ Robert L. Nugent, Room 204, Upper Level All are welcome to come, Snacks will be provided.
There is an overwhelming need for professionals in the library and information science field who know and understand the unique needs of the diverse communities served by our libraries, especially those in the Southwest. Knowledge River is a Tucson-based program designed to educate and support information professionals who have experience with and sensitivity to Hispanic and Native American populations. The program’s goal is to foster an understanding of library and information issues from the perspectives of Hispanic and Native Americans and advocates for culturally sensitive library and information services to these communities.
Native American librarians today are working in tribal libraries, school libraries, colleges and universities, archives and special collections, and museums. They are serving as educators, advocates, and guides to the vast world of information. They are developing programs to digitize collections; they are preserving indigenous cultures through books, photos, oral histories, and language revitalization initiatives; they are developing protocols for providing access to traditional cultural expressions; they are serving their communities.
We invite you to learn more about the profession and Knowledge River’s support for students who want to earn their Master’s degree in Library Science and serve the target communities (Native American and Hispanic).
Knowledge River Scholars receive financial aid, cohort support, library-work experience, mentoring, and professional development support. Now in our 9th year, we are currently recruiting for our next Knowledge River Cohort to begin Fall 2010.
Sandy Littletree, MA, MSIS
Knowledge River Program Manager
School of Information Resources and Library Science
1515 E. First Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
520.621.5220 (direct office line)
Hispanic and American Indian Library and Information Issues