On Saturday, April 9, 2011, The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Information Studies will welcome Dr. Cheryl Metoyer as the speaker for the 2011 Ted Samore Lecture.Dr. Metoyer, Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Research at the University of Washington’s Information School and Adjunct Associate Professor in American Indian Studies, will present her lecture titled, “I Am The Corn: Relationality in Native American Knowledge Organization.”
Dr. Metoyer’s research interests include indigenous systems of knowledge with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations; information seeking behaviors in cultural communities; and ethics and leadership in cultural communities.After completing her degree Dr. Metoyer working as a Project Director at that National Indian Education Association, assisted tribes and state agencies in planning and developing library services in urban and reservations communities. Over the years, she has had the honor of assisting the Mashantucket Pequot, Cahuilla, San Manuel, Yakama, Navajo, Seneca, Mohawk and the Lakota nations in the development of their libraries, archives and museums.
Before joining the iSchool faculty, Dr. Metoyer was the Chief Academic Affairs Officer for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.She also served on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Metoyer held the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian History at the University of California, Riverside.In 2006, she was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities to pursue her study of Native American systems of knowledge.
In her role as Director of the Indigenous Information Research Group (IIRG) at the iSchool, Dr. Metoyer conducts research with Native doctoral students.The team studies the information institutions, practices, policies, and technologies that impact indigenous communities.Last year, IIRG completed a research project for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).
Over the years, Dr. Metoyer has been a member of several advisory boards, including the Newberry Library D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, the Southwest Museum, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the University of Arizona Knowledge River Program.Recently, Dr. Metoyer was appointed to the University of Washington House of Knowledge Planning Committee. She also holds the distinction of being elected as the American Indian delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services.
Dr. Metoyer has published in major research journals, including College & Research Libraries, Library and Information Science Research, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.In 1993 the Association of College and Research Libraries honored her book, “Gatekeepers in Ethnolinguistic Communities.”Her most recent paper, “Leadership in American Indian Communities: Winter Lessons,” was published in the January 2011 UCLA American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
18th Annual Ted Samore Lecture
The event, which will begin at 2 p.m., will be held at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217.
Please RSVP online : http://ebuzz.uwm.edu/lqK
Suggested Donation: $10.00 (Students Free) Cash, Check or Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
All proceeds go toward the support of Student Scholarships
The Samore Lecture is an annual event to honor SOIS Professor Theodore (Ted) Samore, who taught at UWM for more than twenty years. Samore, who set a high bar for research in the field of Library Science, was known for his commitment to students as a teacher and mentor