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Cheryl Metoyer

CV Associate Professor Emerita
metoyer@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-9612

Specialization

  • Information Seeking and Use
  • Native American Systems of Knowledge

Courses

Biography

Cheryl Metoyer is an Associate Professor Emerita at the iSchool and Adjunct Associate Professor Emerita in American Indian Studies. Dr. Metoyer's research interests include indigenous systems of knowledge with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations; information seeking behaviors in cultural communities; and ethics and leadership in cultural communities. After completing her degree, Dr. Metoyer, working as a Project Director at the National Indian Education Association, assisted tribes and state agencies in planning and developing library services in urban and reservations communities. Over the years, she has had the honor of assisting the Mashantucket Pequot, Cahuilla, San Manuel, Yakama, Navajo, Seneca, Mohawk and the Lakota nations in the development of their libraries, archives and museums.

Before joining the iSchool faculty, Dr. Metoyer was the Chief Academic Affairs Officer for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. She also served on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Metoyer held the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian History at the University of California, Riverside. In 2006. she was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities to pursue her study of Native American systems of knowledge.

Over the years, Dr. Metoyer has been a member of several advisory boards, including the Newberry Library D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, the Southwest Museum, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the University of Arizona, Knowledge River Program. She also holds the distinction of being elected as the American Indian delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Recently, Dr. Metoyer was appointed to the UW House of Knowledge Planning Committee.

She has published in major research journals, including 'College & Research Libraries,' 'Library and Information Science Research,' and 'American Indian Culture and Research Journal.' The Association of College and Research Libraries honored her book 'Gatekeepers in Ethnolinguistic Communities.'

Education

  • Ph D, Library & Information Science, Indiana University, 1976
  • MA, Immaculate Heart College, 1969
  • BA, Immaculate Heart College, 1968

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Yakama Nation - SAMSHA Drug-Free community grant, 2014

Memberships

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Professors Association
  • American Indian Library Association
  • American Library Association
  • American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • Association of Academic Women, UCLA
  • Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
  • Indigenous Education Institute
  • National American and Indigenous Studies Association
  • National Indian Education Association
  • Native American Faculty and Staff Association, University of Washington
  • Special Libraries Association
  • Snoqualmie Tribe, Tribal Council members, Information Technology Division
  • California Library Association Regional Subcommittee on Library Education

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Early Literacy in Library Storytimes: A Study of Measures of Effectiveness. (2016)
    Library Quarterly, Volume 86, Issue 4, Page 369-388, ISBN/ISSN: 00242519 Authors: Kathleen Campana, Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Janet L Capps, Eliza Dresang, Allyson Carlyle, Cheryl Metoyer, Ivette Bayo Urban, Erika Feldman, Marin Brouwer, Kathleen Burnett, Bowie Kotrla
  • White Paper
    Impact, advocacy, and professional development: An exploration of storytime assessment in Washington state (2015)
    Authors: Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana, Sean Fullerton, Marin Brouwer, Allyson Carlyle, Cheryl Metoyer,
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Introduction to special issue: Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Special Issue - Indigenous Knowledge Organization (2015)
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Special Issue - Indigenous Knowledge Organization, Volume 53, Issue 5-6, Page 475-478 Authors: Cheryl Metoyer, Ann M Doyle
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective: The Mashantucket Pequot Thesaurus of American Indian Terminology Project (2015)
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Special Issue - Indigenous Knowledge Organization, Volume 53, Issue 5-6, Page 640-657 Authors: Sandra Littletree, Cheryl Metoyer
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Privacy in the Family (Moore A., Primary author) (2015)
    The Social Dimensions of Privacy, Page 104-121 Authors: Bryce Newell, Cheryl Metoyer, Adam Moore
  • Conference Poster
    Poster: Indigenous Knowledge Organization (IKO) Project: Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective (2013)
    Research Fair, Information school, University of Washington, Seattle Author: Cheryl Metoyer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Leadership in American Indian Communities: Winter Lessons (2011)
    American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Volume 34, Issue 4, Page 12-Jan Author: Cheryl Metoyer
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The Paradox of Native American Leadership (2011)
    Indigenous Leadership Author: Cheryl Metoyer
  • Conference Paper
    Language, Text and Knowledge Organization: One Native American Story (2009)
    20th Annual SIG CR Workshop: Bridging Worlds, Connecting People: Classification Transcending Boundaries Author: Cheryl Metoyer
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Academic Library Directors of Color and Their Means of Self-Renewal (2008)
    Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, Page 107-122 Authors: Cheryl Metoyer, Peter Hernon
  • Conference Poster
    "Native Systems of Knowledge" (poster)
    Research Fair 2014 Authors: Cheryl A. Metoyer, Sandra Littletree, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Marisa Duarte, Juan Carlos Chavez, Ross Braine, Tess Cervantes, Ivette Bayo Urban, Sheryl Day
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Early literacy in library storytimes Part 2: A quasi-experimental study and intervention with children's storytime providers
    Library Quarterly Authors: Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana, Allyson Carlyle, Ivette Bayo Urban, Cheryl Metoyer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective: The Mashantucket Pequot Thesaurus of American Indian Terminology Project
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly - Special Issue Authors: Cheryl A. Metoyer, Sandra Littletree

Presentations

  • Guest lecture: CHID 480 Special Topics: Advanced Study of the History of Ideas (2015)
    UW College of Arts & Sciences - Seattle, WA
  • Guest lecture: INFX 583 Cross Cultural Approaches to Leadership (2015)
    UW Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education (2014)
    Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • In Our Camp: Relationality in Native American Knowledge Organization (2014)
    University of Saskatchewan Library Dean's Research Lecture - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Opening remarks (2014)
    Spencer Shaw Lecture, UW Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Remarks (2014)
    Research Fair, UW Information School Research Fair - Seattle, WA
  • Welcome presentation (2014)
    Center for Contemplative Mind in Society annual conference - Seattle, WA
  • Remarks (2013)
    Raven's Feast Graduation Ceremony at Daybreak Star Cultural Center, UW Department of American Indian Studies - Seattle, WA
  • Remarks (2013)
    Research Fair, UW Information School Research Fair - Seattle, WA
  • All Things Connected: Relationality in Native American Knowledge Organization (2012)
    Research Colloquium, University of British Columbia, School of Library and Archival Studies - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Archival Creative Fiction: Indigenous Peoples Existence and Resistance in the Archival Multiverse (2012)
    Native American and Indian Studies Association Conference - Uncasville, CT
  • Organization of Indigenous Knowledge (2012)
    International Association of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Presidential Programme Spring Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • The Institutional Perspective: Senior Faculty Panel (2012)
    iConference 2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Traditional Cultural Expressions: Librarians at the Interseciton of Intellectual Freedom and Tribal Sovereignty (2012)
    ALA Conference 2012 - Anaheim, CA
  • Artistry at Work (2011)
    Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museum Conference - Anchorage, AK
  • I am the Corn: Relationality in Native American Knowledge Organization (2011)
    Annual Ted Samore Lecture, University of Wisconsin, School of Information Studies - Milwaukee, WI
  • Information: A Critical Analytic for Indigenous Scholars (2011)
    Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference - Sacramento, CA
  • Artistry at Work (2010)
    National Conference, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums - Portland, OR
  • Building Capacity Through Information Policy (2010)
    National Congress of American Indians Conference - Albuquerque, NM
  • Career Path in the Academy (2010)
    Suquamish Reservation - Suquamish, WA
  • Information Policy: Strategies for Strengthening Tribal Governance (2010)
    Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum, Breakout Session, NCAI - National Congress of American Indians - Rapid City, SD
  • Intellectual Property Issues: American Indian Perspectives (2010)
    Delegation of Korean Students, Sung Kyun Kwan University & University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Networking and Mentoring for Professional Development (2010)
    Annual Conference, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums - Portland, OR
  • Networking in Career Stratgey (2010)
    National Conference, Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums - Portland, OR
  • Research, Students and the House of Knowledge (2010)
    Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indian Conference - Spokane, WA
  • Four Directions, Four Gifts (2008)
    Raven's Feast, Native American Graduation Celebration, Daybreak Star Arts Center, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Genesis of a Research Project (2008)
    Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, Simmons College - Boston, MA
  • In My Mother's House: Gifts of Wellness (2008)
    Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Language, Text and Knowledge Organization: One Native American Story (2008)
    iWorld Conference, Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Leaders Wanted: Is an LIS Doctoral Program Right for You? (2008)
    Annual Conference, ALA - American Library Association - Anaheim, CA
  • Library Recruitment (2005)
    National Conference, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums - Mesa, AZ
  • The Power of Language: The Legacy of the Mashantucket Museum (2005)
    Exhibit Symposium: Hero, Hawk and Open Hand, Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL