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Bridging Knowledge: Supporting Indigenous Scholars into the Field of Librarianship

An IMLS grant funded project that will provide funding for 15 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian graduate students to earn MLIS degrees in partnership with San Jose State University.

Spring 2022 Cohort

  • Laisee Allery, Native American: Ojibwe
  • Brandon Castle, Alaska Native: Ts'mysen
  • Keau George, Native Hawaiian
  • Taylor Hummel, Native American: Tuscarora
  • Melia Kalawe, Native Hawaiian
  • Marcus Ortiz, Native Hawaiian
  • René Price, Native American: Mvskoke Creek
  • Ekatrina Sotomayor, Alaska Native: Yup'ik
  • Diana Terrazas, Native American: Paiute
  • Chaske Valdez, Native American: Arapahoe & Lakota
  • Rayna Bird, Alaska Native: Yup'ik
  • Puanani Nihoa, Native Hawaiian

Fall 2022 Cohort

  • Kelela K. Mo’o, Native Hawaiian

  • Molly Oullette, American Indian: Anishinaabe

  • Lauryn Framke, Alaska Native: Tlingit & Haida