UCI LIBRARIES

[overlays src=”img src=”http://news.research.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/LIBRARIES-IMG_9233-1200×1200.jpg” in=”fadeIn” out=”fadeOut” width=”100″ height=”100″ color=”#969696″ opacity=”0.36″ text_position=”overlay_bottom_left” animation_speed=”9″ ]Materials from UCI Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives bridge ethnic studies and diverse community histories.[/overlays]

Applying ethnic studies to lived experience

The UCI Libraries is working with a prestigious Institute of Museum & Library Services grant of $500,000 to explore the outcomes of undergraduate students applying what they learn in ethnic studies combined with lived experience in contributing to community archives. The team, led by university archivist Audra Eagle Yun, head of Special Collections & Archives, is partnering with the departments of Asian American studies, Chicano/Latino studies and African American studies, as well as with organizations throughout Orange County. Further, they will work to connect library and information studies practice with ethnic studies curricula and provide undergraduates with firsthand experience in building and providing access to the digital cultural heritage of the underdocumented. Other UCI Libraries researchers include Krystal Tribbett, the oral history and documentation projects coordinator, and Thuy Vo Dang, archivist for the Southeast Asian Archive.

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