Welcome to the Tribal Libraries, Archives,
and Museums (TLAM) Project

The TLAM Project is an effort at SLIS, the iSchool at UW-Madison to bring indigenous information to LIS education through coursework, service-learning, continuing education, community-building, networking, resource sharing, and long term partnerships with American Indian cultural institutions.

Course

An introduction to Indigenous information issues, the TLAM course is a graduate-level course that emphasizes Indigenous Knowledge and holistic learning within community. It is designed to facilitate a participatory learning experience through presentations, readings, semester-long service-learning projects, and personal contact with

Gatherings

In response to the priorities of tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators, SLIS, the iSchool at UW-Madison, coordinates grant-funded professional development mini-conferences and regional institutions. The gatherings take place in tribal communities with culturally relevant, hands-on learning opportunities, including community tours, cultural

Projects

For learning to be meaningful, TLAM collaborates with community partners to provide hands-on projects that meet tribal priorities. Current Projects Red Cliff Tribal Library – Ginanda Gikendaamin Since 2008, when the Red Cliff Public Library was forced to close, the Red Cliff

Support TLAM

Give SLIS students an opportunity to work with our tribal partners. Your contributions to the Annual Fund in honor of TLAM will support student service-learning projects, travel, supplies––and better LIS education.

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About TLAM

The TLAM Project is an effort at SLIS, the iSchool at UW-Madison, to bring indigenous information to LIS education through integrated coursework, service-learning, continuing education, community-building, networking, resource sharing, and long term partnerships with American Indian cultural institutions. Emerging out

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Great Lakes Traveling Exhibition – Call to Participate

Traveling Exhibition

Tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators from across Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are preparing a traveling exhibition that aims to tell our collective story.  By exploring the thematic idea of “We Are Still Here” through our connections to 1) land

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