Valarie Kingsland

Valarie is a Circle of Learning scholar at SJSU SLIS, focusing on library management and emerging technology. She works in an elementary school library in Seward, Alaska.

Interests include multiple literacies, participatory services, Indigenous information institutions, and the integration of Libraries, Archives and Museums.

She believes in the transformative power of libraries, their contribution to community development through engagement, and the opportunity new technologies offer to sustain Indigenous cultures and provide access to cultural information and knowledge.

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PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION

~ Alaska Association of School Librarians Regional Representative

~ Alaska Library Association Alaska Native Issues Roundtable Chair

~ American Indian Library Association Member at Large

~ ARL Career Enhancement Program 2014 Fellow - UCSD

~ Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Trainer

~ SJSU SLISConnect Student President

PROJECTS

~ The Closet, a non-profit used children's clothing donation program

~ Libraries Build Community blog

~ Online community for archives, libraries & museums serving Indigenous communities

~ Seward Code Club, computer programming for local youth