NM Tribal Librarians

AmeriCorps 2017
Video documentation for NM State Library/Tribal Libraries

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Librarians represented here include:

Lillian Chavez (Mescalero Apache): The work of starting a tribal library, using her work in starting the library at Mescalero Apache and helping start a new library in Torreon, N.M.

Maureen Wacando (Jemez): The important role of the tribal library in language preservation.

Cynthia Crespin(Santo Domingo): The challenges for tribal libraries in providing Internet access and up-to-date technologies to tribal members.

Janice Kowemy (Laguna): Overview of tribal libraries and the community needs, including public programs.

Teresa Naranjo (Santa Clara): The importance of grant funding from the Institute for Museum & Libraries Services (IMLS) in supporting tribal libraries.