NLM and ALA Partnership Brings Native Voices Exhibit to Libraries in PNR Region
A year ago last fall, the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to bring the NLM traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness to academic, public, and tribal libraries in the United States and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016 through 2020. Libraries and institutions were encouraged to apply for this opportunity and the awardees were announced late in 2015. Here, in the Pacific Northwest Region, several libraries received notice that they were selected. In fact, libraries in all five states are represented. In 2016 three libraries were hosts to Native Voices and include libraries at Clark College, Fort Peck Community College, and North Seattle College. Library staff from each of these libraries have written a short summary of the activities planned around the exhibit as well as the benefits to the library community. James E Shanley Tribal Library, Fort Peck Community College, Poplar, MT Hosted exhibit from Feb. 3 – March 16, 2016 Anita Scheetz wrote, The exhibit opened on February 4th but we held the native blessing and smudged the building and the exhibit on February 18. As part of the Native Voices grant, we were asked to do two health related programs but since we had the exhibit for an extended length of time we decided to do one each week in the month of March. The most popular of these events was the Native plants program. March 3 L...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news
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