International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums - Washington, DC, September 9-15, 2015
Early bird registration is now open. Until August 10, registration fees are $250 for members and $275 for non-members. Registration includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and one evening event.
- Becoming a Founding Member of "The Guardians" Apply here
Thanks to generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, ATALM now has scholarship funds to help tribal members who are engaged in language programs attend the conference. Applicants who partner with archives, libraries, or museums receive priority. Applicants may request funding for conference registration fees, shared lodging, and a travel stipend. June 15 is the deadline for applying, with announcements made on or before July 1. Scholarship applications are available at http://atalm.formstack.com/forms/language_scholarship
Learning in Tribal Libraries -- ATALM is working on a report that examines learning opportunities in tribal libraries. We are looking for model programs that address literacy, adult learning, cultural preservation, language, afterschool programs, STEM, and other types of programs. The report is intended to develop a knowledge base of programs that can be easily replicated in all libraries. Let us hear from you if you have programs you would like to share.
Digital Inclusion in Native Communities: The Role of Tribal Libraries -- Since its release, this report has garnered a lot of positive attention and is generating more support for tribal libraries. Read the full report and recommended actions here.