School of Information Sciences

Archival Agitators and Advocates Lecture Series

hosted by the iSchool at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Information Ethics and Policy and the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter

Meet the Speaker Coffee will be held at 10:30 AM, followed by the lectures from 11:00 AM - noon.

All events will be held in Room 501 of the IS Building, 135 North Bellefield Avenue.


Friday, February 20, 2009
David L. George-Shongo Jr., Seneca Nation Archivist and member of the Society of American Archivists Native American Archives Round Table
"The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and the Future of Archival Work."

David L. George-Shongo, Jr.

David L. George-Shongo Jr. graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1998 with a BA in Anthropology. While at college, he participated in several internships with the Seneca Iroquois National Museum. One of these internships was writing letters to museums about what items in their collection needed to be repatriated under NAGPRA. After college, he worked as an adjunct professor at Jamestown Community College teaching Physical Anthropology and then he worked for the Seneca Nation of Indians Tribal Historical Preservation Office. Five years ago, he started working as the first archivist for the Seneca Nation. He has become the first chairperson of the Society of American Archivist's Native American Archives Roundtable in 2005. In 2006, David was unanimously re-elected chair of the SAA's Native American Archives Roundtable. He is the chairperson of the Seneca Nation Library Board of Trustees.



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Lecture Series

Lecture series such as this one permit our students to explore how the information profession faces ethical and accountability challenges in the field.