Join us for the Behind-the-Scenes Speaker Series, a virtual program series exclusively for supporters of the Newberry. These short talks are designed to introduce you to our staff, keep you updated on the latest from the library, and provide you with a behind-the-scenes view of upcoming programs and projects.
In June 2020, the Newberry announced that the library and several tribal and community partners would work together on a multiyear project to expand access to the library’s extensive Indigenous Studies collection. The project is supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Building on its long-standing commitment to serving and partnering with Indigenous scholars, students, and members of the public, the Newberry is holding listening sessions with Native communities to learn more about their needs and priorities. Actively consulting its project partners, the library is also preparing to update catalog records and other research tools to increase searchability, reflect accurate Native terminology (Ojibwe instead of Chippewa, for example) and adopt workflows and policies that prioritize Native protocols regarding when and how certain items are to be accessed.
Join us for this Behind-the-Scenes Speaker Series to hear from Rose Miron, Director of the Newberry’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and Blaire Topash-Caldwell, Mellon Public Humanities Fellow. They will give an update on this important work and share plans for the future.
This program will be held virtually on Zoom. A link will be sent to you at the time of registration.
Invitation to the Behind-the-Scenes Speaker Series is a perk of membership in the Newberry Associates, President’s Fellows, or Next Chapter. To learn more, visit Annual Support and Membership or contact Vince Firpo, Director of Individual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org.