Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums to Gather in Palm Springs, California for ATALM 2014

The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) will host its seventh International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Conference Center, June 9-12, 2014, in Palm Springs, California. Held on the tribal lands of Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians, original inhabitants and host tribe, the conference will attract more than 560 participants from almost every tribal nation in the United States.

Funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, ATALM 2014 provides opportunities for archivists, librarians, museum staff, educators, students, tribal leaders, researchers, and community volunteers to participate in 18 preā€conference events, 88 conference sessions, 22 hands-on workshops, 60 poster sessions, vendor and artist exhibits, keynote luncheons , and cultural events.

Conference sessions, presented by experienced leaders in the field of tribal archives, libraries, and museums, cover digital projects, cultural tourism, collection management, fundraising, volunteer development, exhibit production, archives operations, digital storytelling, oral history, endangered languages, staff development, literacy projects and model library and museum projects.

Extra pre-conference tours include a curator-led tour of The Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles and a tour of the Pechanga Cultural Resource Facility in Temecula. Evening cultural events are planned at the Agua Caliente Cultural Center and the Palm Springs Museum of Art.

2014 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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  • Monday, June 9, 2014 - Optional pre-conference tours to area attractions and/or half- or full-day workshops
  • Tuesday-Thursday, June 10-12, 2014 - Conference Sessions
  • Thursday-Saturday, June 12-15, 2014 - Sustaining Heritage Network Post Conference