Friday, Oct. 14

05-06 Centering Community, Expanding Inclusion: Library and Archival Perspectives

Friday, October 14, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Oklahoma North

Sponsored by the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee, the AFS Local Planning Committee, the Archives and Libraries Section, the Folklore and Museums Section, the Folklore and Oral History Section, the New Directions in Folklore Section


Chair: Terri M. Jordan (Utah State University) and Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center)

Forum participants:

Joseph R. Carriger (Gilcrease Museum)

Naomi Franklin (Gilcrease Museum)

Lina Ortega (Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries)

Libraries and archives are important centers of culture. The collections they hold preserve vast ranges of historic and contemporary knowledge. Too often, the communities who generate and use this knowledge have not had a voice in the management of these materials. However, the process of managing archival and library collections provides ample opportunities for community connections. In this forum, archivists, librarians, and collections professionals from the Pueblo of Zuni, the Tulsa City-County Library’s American Indian Resource Center, the University of Oklahoma Libraries, and Gilcrease Museum will come together to share their experience and expertise with community inclusion in collections work.