“Embedded” Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Moderator: Maira Bundza, Associate Professor and ScholarWorks Librarian, Western Michigan University
Speaker: Loriene Roy, Professor, School of Information, UT-Austin
Speaker: Oksana Marafioti, Kluge Fellow, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Speaker: Pedro Oiarzabal, Researcher on Migration Studies, Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto

In Europe and the Americas, ethnic groups living within or dispersed among larger communities often seek to preserve their own languages, literatures, artistic traditions, and social identities. What strategies do they use? How can libraries and librarians collect and preserve the languages, literatures, and cultural heritage of these communities? Focusing on Basque, Romani, and Native American cultures, this panel will address the challenges librarians face as they collect materials for and about "embedded" ethnic groups.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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