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Your Name and Title: Ulia Gosart, Lecturer

Library, School, or Organization Name: UCLA, Information Studies

Co-Presenter Name(s): None

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: North America, U.S. California

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Library professionals, tribal community administration officers, scholars


Short Session Description (one line): I will explore ways in which tribal libraries can support rights of California tribal communities to data governance.  

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

In this presentation I will explore how tribal libraries can support rights of tribal nations to govern tribal data. I will introduce tribal data governance as the rights of tribal nations to control data, information and knowledge about a community produced by external actors. I will illustrate the usefulness of libraries in advancing a community right to data governance by discussing capacities of a library to support data gathering, organization and retrieval.

Next, I will examine tribal populations of California to emphasize a large number of tribal communities located in this state: 109 federally recognized nations; and 65 seeking recognition. I will review the current state of scholarship on CA tribal libraries to demonstrate a vital need to invest in this area of study and practice. I will conclude by suggesting  ways to collaborate with tribal nations toward revitalizing capacities of tribal libraries to manage tribal data.


Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: None


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