Providing Exemplary Tribal Library Services in Remote Locations


In this session, Tyson Rinio, Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library; Julie Niederhauser, Public Library Coordinator at the Alaska State Library; and Sue Sherif, retired from the Alaska State Library, discuss how tribal librarians in remote and rural communities can access culturally relevant training as they share their experiences with a one-week training program and how it changed the way they meet their communities' library needs. Presenters also share approaches to the challenge of running libraries in isolation. Session participants learn how to access free online webinars tailored to the continuing education needs of tribal librarians working in remote locations. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019.

Please note that, due to technical issues at the time of recording, the audio throughout this session may be difficult to discern or inaudible. Closed captioning can be accessed by clicking on the "CC" button in the lower bottom-right of the Vimeo video interface and selecting "English CC."