Ya’ at’ eeh! Serving American Indian students
Five percent of Northern Arizona University’s student population is American Indian, often first generation, from several tribal communities within the United States and Canada. In support of a university-wide goal, the library engages in instructional support and services to help meet the needs of American Indian students. Learning about American Indian cultures and incorporating that knowledge into library instruction has created more effective ways of teaching.
Subjects: Diversity, Instruction, Partnerships, Public Services, Special Needs Populations
Speakers: Amy Hughes, Academic Programs Librarian, Northern Arizona University; Carissa Tsosie, Library Specialist, Northern Arizona University
Documenting Sexual Dissidence and Diversity in France, Italy and Spain
Documenting and preserving minority cultures is an ongoing challenge for libraries and archives as most of this cultural production continues to exist beyond the mainstream. Such is the case for sexual minorities in progressive societies like those of France, Italy and Spain. The various voices from a panel (an independent researcher, a literary scholar, an academic librarian, and an activist-publisher) provide a learning opportunity not only to assess voids in our collections but also offer novel strategies for addressing such gaps.
Subjects: Archives, Collection Development, Diversity, International Issues, Special Collections
Speakers: James Michael Fortney, Assistant Coordinator of the Italian Program, University of Illinois Chicago; Mili Hernandez, Publisher of Spain’s LGBT publisher EGALES and owner of Madri’s LGBT book store Berkana, Gerard Koskovich, Independent Scholar
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies: Music Collection Development for the Non-Specialist
This interactive session will cover the basics of developing collections in music in a variety of formats. Participants will learn how to identify the types of printed music and sound recordings that meet the needs of their patrons, and develop strategies for building or expanding collections. Print and electronic formats, music vendors, and helpful resources will all be examined.
Subjects: Collection Development, Acquisitions
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