Monday, November 21, 2016

Presentation at the University of Arizona: Knowledge River

By: Odalys Gomez

The University of Arizona’s School of Information Knowledge River program invited our Memories of Migration team to share with their students the different ways we have implemented the grant to the community. Knowledge River prepares students that are working toward librarian or information professional career that are interested in the information needs of Latinos and Native Populations. As part of the Memories of Migration team I got the opportunity to travel and share with Knowledge River. It was an amazing experience to be able to present to students who are interested in a career in this field. I was also able to hone different skills necessary for a professional career. I had to step out of my comfort zone. With this trip I realized that in working with Memories of Migration I have learned different things that I would not have learned anywhere else.  I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had to share what we have done with others. It is extremely important to share programs, like Memories of Migration, so they can grow. I also had the privilege to get the students and professors to participate in one of our activities that we take out to our community. Overall this was a wonderful experience. I got to share with others and learn from them as well.