Bridging the Past and Future: Improving Library Services for the Native American Community
Native American Heritage Month Free Symposium

Webcasts Ashley Minner

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the San José State University School of Information is hosting a free symposium to discuss Native American library services.

Date: November 29, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time
Register to Attend:


  1. Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 a.m. PST) – Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool Director
  2. Keynote (10:05 – 10:25 a.m. PST) – Ashley Minner, Assistant Curator for History and Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  3. The Diverse Voices of the Native American Community (10:25 – 11:10 a.m. PST) – Panelists: Dr. Kim Sellers, Lynette Dial, Duane Yazzie, Dr. Melinda Lowery, Jody Cummins; Moderator: Naomi Bishop
  4. Best Practices in Library Services for Native American Communities (11:10 – 11:55 a.m. PST)
  5. Concluding Remarks (11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST)

Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.

The symposium will be recorded and available on the iSchool’s website and YouTube Channel.