The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is proud to announce a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) through which ALA’s Public Programs Office will manage a national tour of a traveling adaptation of Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, to America’s libraries and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016. Four copies of the traveling exhibition will tour nationally for four years to dozens of sites around the country.
The four year national tour of Native Voices has been publicly announced (for 2016-2020), and the ALA is welcoming proposals. ALA will review the proposals in developing a national deployment plan and schedule.
There will be no cost to participating venues (except for a local insurance rider if needed). Applicants are asked to indicate why they wish to host the Native Voices traveling exhibition, include two proposed Native Voices-related activities or events, and provide 5 time frames that would work and 5 that would not.
The deadline for submission of proposals is Nov 6, 2015.
Please note that this is the only opportunity to submit a proposal to the ALA. The ALA will formulate its entire 4 year exhibition schedule based on the proposals received by or before Nov 6, 2015.
The proposal process is online. Details are at the ALA links below.
All types of libraries are eligible to submit proposals, including academic, community college, health sciences, public, and tribal or Native. Also, other types of Native organizations or Native serving organizations are encouraged to partner with libraries (Native or non-Native).
Additional background info on the Native Voices traveling exhibition is available at this site that includes video highlights of Native Voices opening events in Ft. Totten, ND, Anchorage, AK, Honolulu, HI, and Sulphur, OK, and a host tool kit. (more…)