Miranda Belarde-Lewis wrote a piece for Pacific NW Magazine in the Seattle Times titled, There are many versions of the Tlingit ‘Raven’ story, but its truth and hopeful message are universal. The piece was excerpted from her book, Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight with John Drury (available from University of Washington Press). She shares the Tlingit story that serves as the theme for the Preston Singletary exhibit she curated, which is now on display at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass.
The Center for an Informed Public, the new research center based in the Information School in partnership with Human Centered Design & Engineering and the School of Law, was announced to widespread media attention. The Center is funded through a $5 million investment from the Knight Foundation and $600,000 from the Hewlett Foundation. The Washington Post and the AP covered the news about the larger $50M Knight Foundation investment across 11 institutions, including the UW. The AP story appeared in the New York Times and numerous other venues. Outlets covering the UW Center specifically include Geekwire, UW News, the iSchools organization, and Inside Higher Ed. Jevin West will serve as the Center’s inaugural director.
- Gave an invited lecture and workshop at the Mount Royal University Library in Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- The public lecture was titled, “Honoring Relationality: Centering Indigenous Perspectives in Library Services”.
- The internal workshop for the university librarians and partners was titled, “Focusing on Indigenous Ontologies in LIS.”
- Presented with Miranda Belarde-Lewis at the HASTAC 2019 Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education conference at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Their presentation was titled, “Indigenous Systems of Knowledge at the Intersections of the Information Science Field and Academia.”
- Served as a keynote speaker at the conference, Sorting Libraries Out: Decolonizing Classification and Indigenizing Description 2019. Her presentation was titled, “The Things We Do: Indigenous Approaches to Knowledge and the Verbs that Drive Our Work.”
- Gave the following two presentations at the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand:
- “Indigenous Systems of Knowledge at the Intersections of the LIS Field and Academia”.
- “The History and Development of Tribal Libraries in the United States.”
- Received the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum Support scholarship. She was one of three recipients.
- Has served as advisor for the Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute for the past several years. She recently presented the talk titled, “Native American Library Services History: Stories from the Archives” at the gathering in Bozeman, Montana.
- Was invited and now serves as a steering committee member for the IMLS Tribal Libraries Convening: Guiding IMLS Funding to Meet the Needs of Tribal Librarians and Their Communities, which met in Washington, DC. She gave the event’s keynote address titled, “The Evolution of Library Services for Native People: A Timeline.”
- Gave the keynote address at the American Indian Library Association's 40th Anniversary Celebration, held at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Her talk was titled, "A Brief History of Tribal Libraries."
- Served as an invited panelist for the ALA Leaders Wanted webinar.
- Finally, her dissertation made the list of this year’s Notable Dissertations, which appeared in the American Libraries Magazine (June 2019 issue).
The Joe Janes podcast titled, Protocols of the Elders of Zion, 1900, was cited in Washington Post David Von Drehle’s column, The ‘Lion King’ reboot is terrifying — for reasons that have nothing to do with the movie. In the piece Von Drehle cites historical examples of faked news and videos that have led to conflict and war.
Jason C. Young, a Research Scientist in TASCHA (Technology and Social Change group), had the article “Rural digital geographies and new landscapes of social resilience” accepted for publication in the Journal of Rural Studies.