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NISO Workshop on Metadata to Support Indigenous Knowledge and Non-Traditional Outputs, December 6/7, 2021

This event was moderated by Camille Callison, University of the Fraser Valley. We were privileged to hear from expert speakers Stacy Allison-Cassin, University of Toronto, and Melissa Stoner, University of California - Berkeley.

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Melissa Stoner

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Native American Studies Librarian, University of California - Berkeley

Melissa Stoner (Diné) is the Native American Studies Librarian at the Ethnic Studies Library at UC, Berkeley. Previously, she worked in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Library Digital Collections Department as Project Manager for the National Endowment for the Humanities funded National Digital Newspaper Program for the state of Nevada. Melissa also worked as Digital Projects Librarian for Nevada State College on a Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to digitize oral histories. Melissa graduated from San Jose State University with a Masters of Library and Information Science, with a focus on emerging technologies which led to her main focus, the digitization practices of historical and ethnographic materials that contain culturally sensitive information and/or restricted tribal knowledge.

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the LIS program at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Her work is centered in the areas of knowledge organization, metadata, and knowledge equity. A Citizen of the Métis (M-eh-T) Nation of Ontario, she engages in work and research related to Indigenous matters in libraries and the larger cultural heritage sector. With a deep interest in increasing access and visibility for non-textual materials and marginalized knowledge, Stacy is a passionate advocate for change in information structures and metadata systems within the library profession and across the wider GLAM sector.