See you at ALA Annual 2017!

Join us on Saturday, June 24, from 3-4pm in Hyatt Regency McCormick, Clark / CC 22AB for the AILA President’s Program featuring Ricardo Cate, Activism Through Art – My Time at Standing Rock.   Please also join us for these other AILA-sponsored events: SATURDAY, June 24 ODLOS Toolkit Showcase: New Tools You Can Use, 8:30 – […]

Fight to Save Tribal Library Funding: Share your IMLS Stories Today!

The American Indian Library Association (AILA) is calling on all tribal librarians, archivists, community members, and the public to share stories to help us fight for continued federal funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). On March 16, 2017, President Donald Trump released his Budget Blueprint for 2018, also known as the […]

AILA Statement on Proposed Federal Budget

April 6, 2017 The American Indian Library Association (AILA) is strongly opposed to President Trump’s proposed federal budget that eliminates funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency that provides critical support for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian libraries, archives, and museums across the country. The IMLS Native […]

AILA at Midwinter 2017

ALA Midwinter ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017 will be held January 20-24, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Join us for these AILA events! Friday, January 20, 2017 JCLC Peachtree Trolley Tour, 1:00-2:30pm p.m. Connect with your fellow JCLC supporters on a 90-minute Peachtree Trolley Tour of Atlanta and enjoy Atlanta’s sights, which […]

2016 AIYLA Announced

The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are presented every two years. The awards were established as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award will present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts. […]

Livestream for #IILF2015

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Book Review of “The National Council of Indian Opportunity”

Britten, Thomas A. The National Council on Indian Opportunity: Quiet Champion of Self-Determination. University of New Mexico Press, 2014. Reviewed by Faye Hadley Online Adjunct Professor, Research Methods in Indian Law, University of Tulsa College of Law While a bureaucratic history is hardly the stuff of the “page-turner” genre, Thomas A. Britten presents an important […]

2015 Talk Story Grant Winners

The American Indian Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Announce Winners of the 2015 Talk Story Grant The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), supported by Toyota Financial Services, are pleased to award a $600 grant to each of the following ten libraries and community organizations to […]

Dr. Loriene Roy Receives AILA Distinguished Service Award

Honoring Our Elders: AILA Distinguished Service Award We are pleased to announce that Dr. Loriene Roy (Anishinabe, White Earth Nation) has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award. During her professional career, Loriene has served as AILA President, created the “If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything” program, provided leadership in the International […]

Registration Open for International Indigenous Librarians Forum

The 9th International Indigenous Librarians Forum will be held on August 4-7-2015 at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Who should attend? Knowledge Keepers, Librarians, Archivists, Curators, Information Managers & those working in Cultural Heritage and Language Preservation. For more information