Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration
As a part of AILA’s proposed project for the 2018 cohort of Emerging Leaders, the project team created a digital resource to share the history of AILA and highlight US tribal libraries, archives, and museums (TLAMs) with the greater ALA , library, and education community. The project team created an online resource map to serve as a visual resource of TLAMs in the United States to be housed on the updated version of AILA’s website. In creating this resource, a number issues and concerns had arisen and were made cornerstones of the project. Issues of inaccuracy, privacy, and cultural competency, including the very definition of “Tribal Libraries” (and Archives, and Museums) were at the heart and creation of the directory.