CV

CV highlights

Full CV available here (PDF), updated September 2018

Education

PhD, Information Science, 2018
Dissertation title: “Let Me Tell You About Indian Libraries”: Self-Determination, Leadership, and Vision–The Basis of Tribal Library Development in the United States
Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Metoyer
The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

MS in Information Science (MSIS), June 2015
The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

MS in Information Studies (MSIS), December 2006
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

MA in Curriculum and Instruction, December 2004
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Bachelor of Science, Education, May 2000
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Distinction in University Honors

Teaching

Pre-Doctoral Lecturer, University of Washington Information School

  • Primary instructor for LIS 534 Indigenous Systems of Knowledge (online), Spring 2016
  • Primary instructor for INFX 583 Cross Cultural Approaches to Leadership (residential), Winter 2016
  • Primary instructor for LIS 500 The Question of Information (online), Autumn 2015
  • Primary instructor for LIS 534 Indigenous Systems of Knowledge (residential), Spring 2015
  • Primary instructor for LIS 534 Indigenous Systems of Knowledge (online), Spring 2014

Teaching Assistantships, Autumn 2013-Winter 2015, Spring 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018
University of Washington Information School

  • LIS 598: Community Engagement in Libraries and Information Centers
  • LIS 586: Public Libraries and Advocacy
  • LIS 580A/B: Management of Information Organizations
  • Grader, LIS 560A/D: Instruction and Training Strategies for Information Professionals
  • LIS 520A/B: Information Resources, Services and Collections
  • LIS 550A/D: Information and Society

Guest Lecturing, University of Washington

  • “Tribal Nations and Tribal Libraries.” Spring 2017. Public Libraries and Advocacy.
  • Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective.” Winter 2017, Indigenous Systems of Knowledge.
  • “Library Services for Native Peoples: Reframing Librarianship Based on Indigenous Systems of Knowledge.” Winter 2015, Information Resources, Services and Collections.
  • “Indigenous Approaches to Intellectual Property.” Spring 2014, Information in Social Context.
  • “Reframing Indigenous Librarianship.” Spring 2014, Rethinking Diversity; Autumn 2013, The Life Cycle of Information; Winter 2017, History and Foundations of Libraries and Librarianship
  • “Indigenous Views on Intellectual Property.” Autumn 2013, Intellectual Foundation of Informatics.“Tribal Nations and Tribal Libraries.” Spring 2017. Public Libraries and Advocacy.

Selected Publications

Littletree, Sandra, and Cheryl A. Metoyer. “Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective: The Mashantucket Pequot Thesaurus of American Indian Terminology Project.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 53:5-6, (2015): 640-657. DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2015.1010113

Littletree, Sandra. “Advocacy and Marketing for the Tribal Library.” Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums : Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways. Ed. Loriene Roy, Anjali Bhasin, and Sarah K Arriaga. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2011. 199–202.

Montiel-Overall, Patricia, and Sandra Littletree. “Knowledge River: A Case Study of a Library and Information Science Program Focusing on Latino and Native American Perspectives.” Library Trends 59.1-2 (2010): 67–87.

Chung, Hyun-Duck, and Sandra Littletree. “Communities of Practice in Residency Programs: The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program.” The New Graduate Experience: Post-MLS Residency Programs and Early Career Librarianship. Ed. Megan Perez and Cindy Gruwell. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, 2010.

Selected Conference Presentations
International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, Albuquerque, NM. (2017). “Sharing Stories of Tribal Libraries: History, Sovereignty, and Empowerment.”

Society of American Archivists, Portland, OR. (2017). “Archival Education that Serves the Needs of Tribal Archivists and Communities: Three Perspectives.” Panel.

Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT (2017). “Tribal Library Stories.” Co-Presenter with Carlos Duarte and Aaron LaFromboise.

International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CA (2015). “Co-creating knowledge: Indigenous Systems of Knowledge and Information Institutions.”

Symposium of Native & Indigenous Scholarship, University of Washington. (2015) “Indigenous Systems of Knowledge and Information Institutions: Intersections and Strategies.”

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies, Graduate Student Conference, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL (2014). “Indigenous Knowledge Organization (IKO) Project: Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective.”

Symposium of Native & Indigenous Scholarship, University of Washington. (2013) “Indigenous Librarianship: A Pathway to Revitalizing Culturally Informed Senses.”

Recent Service

“Reading Nation: Libraries Serving Native American Children, Youth, and Families,” IMLS Grant, National Advisory Board member, 2017-present

First Nations Concentration, University of British Columbia School of Libraries, Archives, and Information Studies, Advisory Board Member, 2012-present

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Native American Enhancement Grant Reviewer

Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program Advisory Board member, Washington State University, 2017-present

Tribal College Librarians Institute, Consultant, 2017-present

Dean Search Committee, iSchool University of Washington, 2017

Peer Reviewer: Collection Management, 2016

Digital Atlas of Native American Intellectual Traditions (DANAIT), Amherst College, Planning meeting, June 22-23, 2016

Doctoral Student Association, iSchool University of Washington, Treasurer, 2014-2015

 

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