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Friday, September 20 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Indigenous Representations: Evaluating Resources and Creating Partnerships

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Come and learn about a partnership between the MN Department of Education's Office of Indian Education, State Library Services, children's literature experts, MLIS students, and tribal communities. This project--called Indigenous Representations--is a curated collection of outstanding children's books by and about Native people with emphasis on tribes from Minnesota. Librarians and educators can enhance their local collections and curriculum using the resource list this partnership created. During this session, you will receive resource recommendations across content areas and reading levels, gain practical insight in how to evaluate representation of American Indians in children's literature, and learn about opportunities to get involved in this project.


Hannah Buckland

Hannah Buckland works as a State Library Program Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education.

Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen

Sarah Park Dahlen is an associate professor in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. She co-founded and co-edits Research on Diversity in Youth Literature with Gabrielle Halko, co-edited Diversity in Youth Literature with Jamie Campbell Naidoo, and co-edited the Chil... Read More →

McKayla Schafer

McKayla Schafer is a MLIS graduate student at St. Catherine’s University with a focus on school library media specialist. She received her BA in English Literature at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2015. After completing her undergraduate degree, she volunteered with the... Read More →

Meghan Crandall

Meghan Crandall has been teaching for eight years; five of those as a Media Specialist in both private and public schools. She received her undergraduate in Elementary Education from UW-River Falls. In December she will be graduating with her Masters in Library and Information Science... Read More →

Robyn Westrem

Robyn Westrem is Upper School Librarian and Chair of the English Department at Minnehaha Academy. She has taught literature and writing classes, in addition to other elective courses like Introduction to Shakespeare and Speech Communications for grades 9 through 12. She is a writing... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:05am CDT
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