Sandy Littletree (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School. Her research focuses on the intersections of Indigenous systems of knowledge and the LIS (library and information science) field. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation (Diné) from her father’s side, and is Eastern Shoshone from her mother’s side.

Previously, Sandy worked as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the UW iSchool, teaching primarily in the MLIS program. From 2009-2012, she worked as the Knowledge River Program Manager at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science where she focused on the recruitment and retention of Native American and Latino students in the MLIS degree program. She has developed advocacy resources for tribal libraries, produced a series of oral histories that document the stories of Arizona’s tribal libraries, and oversaw the revision of the 3rd edition of TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual). She is a past president of the American Indian Library Association (AILA).

Sandy earned her Ph.D. from the Information School at the University of Washington in 2018. Sandy earned her ALA-accredited MSIS degree from The University of Texas at Austin iSchool. She was one of the six Honoring Generations Scholars at UT-Austin, and was an ALA Spectrum Scholar. She also has an MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University. She was an academic librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries through their acclaimed Fellows program.

She is originally from the Four Corners region of New Mexico, USA.



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