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RE-51-12-0040-12

University of Texas at Austin, School of Information
Fiscal Year: 
2012
Award: 
$44,790.00
City: 
Austin
State: 
TX
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
Collaborative Planning Grant

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin will use its grant to partner with the American Indian Library Association on curriculum-planning project. The partners will assess the degree of awareness of indigenous ways among educators and recent graduates of programs that prepare entry-level professionals for library/archives/museum work settings. Professionals in these fields have been examining the intersection between cultural protocols of indigenous peoples and professional values in holding, collecting, providing access, and using indigenous intellectual content. This assessment will be a starting point in considering the future development of sharable curricular content for educators and the development of a strategy for incorporating this information into the education of future cultural heritage professionals.