In its fifth year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), TLAM is an experimental project to bring indigenous information topics to LIS education through service-learning, networking, and resource sharing with Wisconsin’s tribal cultural institutions. The TLAM Project currently encompasses a graduate topics course; the Convening Culture Keepers mini-conference series for Wisconsin tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators; numerous community engagement projects with our partners; and a brand new TLAM Student Group.
Today's post on AICL is by Katelyn Martens, a student in the TLAM class. Published on the TLAM blog, I'm pleased to be able to share it here, too. Thanks, Katelyn! And check out her post about Sherman Alexie, too.
|Debbie highly recommends JINGLE DANCER|
- Books giving information in contemporary society
- Tribally specific texts
- Books affirming American Indian cultures – these must be well researched
- Know at least one nation in-depth through reading and research
- Visit tribal websites with children in order to learn about their everyday lives
- Speak up for great children’s books so they stay in print
- Speak out on problematic texts in order to promote better alternatives