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Mary Edsall Choquette, M.L.S., Ph.D.
College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool
University of Maryland, College Park
4105 Hornbake Building, South Wing
College Park, MD 20742
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Subject: IFLA Student Volunteer Opportunity!
Student Volunteer Opportunity!
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES: LOCAL PRIORITIES, GLOBAL CONTEXTS
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Presidential Programme Spring meeting
University of British Columbia | Vancouver, BC, Canada | April 12-14, 2012
This is an opportunity for students interested in Indigenous and traditional knowledge--its creation, organization and access--to better understand the local and global issues under discussion in various parts of the world and by many types of cultural, heritage, and community groups and organizations.
The programme includes distinguished speakers from around the world representing many viewpoints and interests. Through the sharing of knowledge and experiences, we hope to advance the understanding of traditional knowledge at both the local and international levels.
A critical part of this event is gathering perspectives on the role of Indigenous Knowledges in IFLA's work worldwide. Student volunteers will help elicit and record these perspectives.
Example Volunteer Roles: Campus Guides, Elders Lounge Hosts, Social Media Coordinators, Longhouse Greeters, Envisioning Circle Ambassadors, Video Team, Interview Team, Newsletter Writers and Editors, and Registration Attendants
Participation Benefits: Networking with future colleagues, developing skills in writing & interviewing, enjoying excellent local indigenous cuisine, contributing to a legacy project, and Free Registration!
Interested? Email the Student Volunteer Coordinator: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Please indicate if you have a preference for roles you would like to participate in and if you bring particular skills that you would like to highlight.
Are you in Vancouver?
Join us for a volunteer information session on Wednesday, March 14th - 11am - Noon.
Trail Room - Suite 470 - Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall
Lisa P. Nathan Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, First Nations Concentration Coordinator
The iSchool @ UBC
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
Suite 470, Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 218 6596
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