Decolonizing Information Paths: (Re) Visualizing Indigenous Sovereignty in Academic LibrariesUniversity of Kansas
- L. Marie Avila, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas
Decolonizing Information Paths: (Re) Visualizing Indigenous Sovereignty in Academic Libraries provides a decolonized version of academic librarianship by employing digital storytelling techniques to delineate networks of Indigenous librarianship, acknowledging the sovereignty of that professional network. We will create a map-based visualization that illustrates the outreach and intersections of transferable knowledge among Tribal College and University (TCU) librarians.
L. Marie Avila
Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas
L. Marie Avila, Waganakasing Odawa, is an Assistant Librarian and the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at the University of Kansas. She promotes undergraduate success in research and information literacy in collaboration with library colleagues and campus partners. She is an Indigenous librarian, versed in American Indian Studies and Critical Librarianship, with degrees from Haskell Indian Nations University, the University of Kansas and Emporia State University. During her studies, she spent time working and volunteering in public private, and special libraries. Her research areas intersect Indigenous Librarianship, mentoring, and underrepresented student knowledge and belonging in academic libraries’ digital and physical spaces.