Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dr. Loriene Roy at SCSU, 3/22

Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Information
"Celebrating Community, Collaboration, and Culture"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 7:00 pm
Engleman Hall, B Wing, Room 121
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

Directions to SCSU

Dr. Roy is Professor of Library and Information Science at the School of Information of the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently running for President of the American Library Association.

She chairs the American Library Association's Committee on Education. She is a past president of the American Indian Library Association, active in the International Indigenous Librarians Forum, and on the steering committee of the 2006 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color.

Roy is the founder and director of "If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything," a national reading club for Native American children. She also directs "Honoring Generations," a program for indigenous students at the University of Texas Graduate School of Information that was awarded a $341,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Roy is widely published and she serves on several advisory boards, including El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, the Sequoyah Research Center, the International Children’s Digital Library, and OCLC’s WebJunction.

Library Journal named Roy a 2005 "Mover & Shaker," and she has received four Texas Excellence Awards for teaching and student advising. Roy received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.L.S. from the University of Arizona. She is Anishinabe (Ojibwe), enrolled on the White Earth Reservation, a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. If elected to the ALA Presidency, she will be the Association’s first Native American president.

Coordinated by Lisa Bier. Contact or (203) 392-5131 for more information.