Boozhoo! Hello!

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

In its sixth year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), TLAM is an experimental project to bring indigenous information topics to LIS education through service-learning, networking, and resource sharing with tribal cultural institutions. The TLAM Project currently encompasses a graduate topics course;  Convening Culture Keepers professional development opportunities for tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators; numerous community engagement projects with our partners; and a TLAM Student Group.

Explore the site to learn about all of the great things we’re working on. And be sure to follow our progress and reflections on our blog throughout 2014!

Convening Culture Keepers
A series of seven one-day, biannual professional development and networking mini-conferences and a four-day regional institute for tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators.

Learn about the partnership projects between UW-Madison SLIS and American Indian communities in Wisconsin.

TLAM Class
Since 2009, UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies has offered an experimental service-learning based course called Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

TLAM Student Group
Inspired by the TLAM class and community engagement activities, SLIS students created this group as a way to continue participating in the TLAM Project outside of the classroom and share interests with the larger UW-Madison community.