tribal libraries

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103nd chat, Thursday April 12 2018: tribal libraries
8:30 am Pacific / 9:30 am Mountain / 10:30 am Central / 11:30 am Eastern

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A special event in partnership with ALA’s Washington Office, this chat will take place concurrently with the Broadband Connectivity in Tribal and Rural Communities panel in Washington DC, moderated by Elayne Silversmith.

Terms and organizations to know:

  • ATALM (Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums) @tribalalm:  non-profit, Native-led organization that provides culturally relevant training and services to the nation’s 519 tribal libraries, archives, and museums. ATALM was established in 2010 with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • E-rate: the nickname for the Federal Communications Commission’s universal service Schools and Libraries Program, which provides discounts to help eligible schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access
  • Tribal Connect Act: bill introduced in December 2017 that aims to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country by increasing access to E-rate program #TribalConnect

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