TLAM students are currently engaged in two major service-learning projects with Native American communities throughout Wisconsin. Click the links below to find out more!
Since 2008, when the Red Cliff Public Library was forced to close, the Red Cliff Ojibwa have collaborated with students and staff from the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) to reestablish library services to the tribal reservation and community in northern Wisconsin. The partnership has led to a resolution passed in 2011 to support a new capital campaign for a library and community center.
Since early 2011, TLAM students have been working with the teachers at the Ho-Chunk Nation Youth Services Learning Center in Baraboo, WI, to organize and catalog their collection of children’s and young adult books. Future plans include developing a blueprint for a functional library space and collecting relevant material for Native youth.
In 2011, members of TLAM partnered with the Langlade County Historical Society to digitize their collection of photographs taken by A.J. Kingsbury, a prominent Wisconsin photographer in the early 20th century. Many of Kingsbury’s photographs depict Menominee and Ojibwa people from northeast Wisconsin, and TLAM students assisted in researching and cataloging those images.