Connected Learning in Digital Heritage Curation - The Knowledge River Model

Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Library Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, Higher Education Programs
Undergraduate/Graduate Students | Museum/ISE Professionals
General STEM | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Hispanic/Latinx Communities
Indigenous and Tribal Communities
University of Arizona

The number of Latinos and Native Americans represented in library and information science professions is extremely low. The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science will address this inequity in its Connected Learning in Digital Heritage Curation project, which focuses on archives and special collections, medical librarianship, and public librarianship. The project will educate 24 culturally competent master’s degree students to serve Latino and Native American communities in the digital world. Students will gain hands-on experience working as graduate assistants with project partners: the University of Arizona Libraries, Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Health Sciences Library, Pima County Public Library, Arizona Historical Society, Arizona State Museum, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, American Indian Film Gallery, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

Funding Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
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Team Members

Gina MacalusoGina MacalusoPrincipal Investigator

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