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Finding Indigenous-Related Collections in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the American Indian, and the Library of Congress

In this presentation, Caitlin Haynes, Reference Archivist, Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives; Nathan Sowry, Reference Archivist, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; Carla Davis-Castro, Librarian, Library of Congress Indigenous Law Library; Carrie Beauchamp, Data Manager, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Guha Shankar, Folklorist, Library of Congress American Folklife Center; and Barbara Bair, Curator, Library of Congress Manuscripts Division; show how to search for collections  online, understand repository jargon, contact repository staff, make a research appointment, and organize research time at their institutions. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Innovative Applications of TV Whitespaces in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

In this presentation, Kristen Rebmann, Associate Professor at San Jose State University, School of Information and Jeff Garcie from the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak, Alaska, introduce the innovative applications of TV WhiteSpace (TVWS) technology, a valuable license-exempt radio spectrum located in the bands for traditional TV broadcast. The presentation slides cover how Tribal libraries and museums can implement this emerging technology to advance access/inclusion and to develop innovative events beyond library and museum walls. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

From the Ground Up: Establishing a Library and Archives

In this presentation, Alissa Cherry, Consultant / Research Manager, P'egp'ig'lha Council / Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives at the Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Columbia and Morning Star Padilla, Graduate Student (MASLIS) / Student Assistant / P'egp'ig'lha Information Centre Project Assistant at UBC School of Archival, Library, and Information Studies and Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia / P'egp'ig'lha Council, discuss the challenges, successes, and lessons learned by the P'egp'ig'lha Council of the T'it'q'et community within the St'√°t'imc Nation to establish a Centre in which to organize information resources in a centralized location to support governance decisions and community programs. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Regis Pecos, Honored One Award Acceptance Speech at the 2017 ATALM Annual Conference

In this video, Regis Pecos (Cochiti Pueblo), Co-Director of the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School, accepts the Honored One Award at the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Rose Diaz, Leadership Award Acceptance Speech at the 2017 ATALM Annual Conference

In this video, Rose Diaz, Library Director and Senior Research Historian at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, accepts the Leadership Award at the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

2015 ATALM Library Summit: What Funding Is Available to Help Tribes Adopt Broadband?

In this panel, Scott Steiner, from the Broadband Initiative Program at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), explains what costs are eligible for coverage under the program and other rules for funding. He discusses the Community Connect Program, which builds out infrastructure to provide broadband coverage to low coverage areas. Katrina Stevens, Senior Advisor at the Office of Education Technology at the US Department of Education, discusses how the Office attempts to expand access to broadband technology within schools and libraries. She elaborates on the difference between simply bringing in technology and using technology in a manner that improves education. Finally, Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief of Federal Communications Commissioner's Office of Native Affairs and Policy, discusses how the Connect America Fund impacts both small and large providers. This panel was part of the Library Summit during the pre-conference activities for the 2015 ATALM annual conference in Washington, DC on September 9, 2015.

2015 ATALM Library Summit: Opening Remarks from the White House

In this panel on White House intiatives impacting information access to Native American communities, Mary Alice Ball, Senior Library Program Officer at the Institution for Museum and Library Services, introduces the members of the panel: Nancy Weiss and Jake Brewer, both Senior Advisors to the Chief Technology Officer within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Raina Thiele, Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement Liaison working with Native American Tribes. Weiss discusses the need to help all members of a community use digital technologies provided by programs like the E-Rate Program for discounted telecommunications services. Jake Brewer summarizes the White House's goal to provide broadband internet access to every resident in the US, including the challenges of improving access to those at the lower end of the economic spectrum. Finally, Raina Thiele discusses how an initiative called Generation Indigenous seeks to engage Native American youths in improving access to information and technology. This panel was part of the Library Summit during the pre-conference activities for the 2015 ATALM annual conference in Washington, DC on September 9, 2015.