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Film, Video Interview with Lotsee Patterson

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  • Interview with Lotsee Patterson


  • Lotsee Patterson discusses her life and work as a librarian and advocate of tribal libraries and Native American librarianship with staff from the American Folklife Center.

Event Date

  • December 20, 2017


  • -  Lotsee Patterson is a librarian and professor emeritus of library and information studies at the University of Oklahoma. She helped to found the Office of Library Outreach Services Subcommittee on the American Indian, now the American Indian Library Association. Patterson wrote and received many landmark grants for projects that furthered the progress of librarianship for and in native nation lands, one of which was a training program for teacher's aides of Bureau of Indian Affairs schools to become librarians. Throughout her career, Patterson has written many articles on collection development, tribal libraries and Native American librarianship. She has also served on many committees including the American Library Association's committee on Accreditation. She has served as a consultant in the field of library studies to many archives and museums nationwide. Her life's work has consisted of recruiting and mentoring Native Americans in the field of librarianship, lobbying for funds to create and improve librarianship for native schools and educating students about librarianship.

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  • 1 hours 9 minutes 39 seconds

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  • online text

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