Ian Zabarte, Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation and a member of the Native American Action Council will visit University Libraries next week. Zabarte will lead a discussion on Tuesday, March 20, in the Jon Bilbao Basque Library conference room (MIKC 315) from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Zabarte is also an appointee to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel.
During his visit to the University, he will lead a discussion related to what is happening at Yucca Mountain, discuss environmental issues impacting indigenous Nevadans, and be available to answer questions related to the Dann Sisters and Western Shoshone Defense Project collections. University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives houses and provides access to the papers housed in these two collections.
"Ian is an excellent resource and is knowledgeable about the topics contained in these collections," Donnie Curtis, outreach librarian, Special Collections said. "He will be happy to answer any questions relating to these topics."
Curtis also said these collections have attracted the attention of a handful of out-of-state researchers as well as Nevada students.
"Ian's visit with us promises to be an informative and interesting hour," she said.
About Special Collections:
The Special Collections and University Archives Department provides access to unique, specialized and historically significant resources in a variety of formats to support research, teaching and learning at the University of Nevada, Reno. Other researchers and members of the public are welcome and encouraged to use the collections and services in the reading room and online. Materials available include, but are not limited to: manuscripts, photos, architectural drawings, book arts, rare books, political papers, mining materials, materials on the Great Basin Indians, Nevada history and culture and archives on the history of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Special Collections is located on the third floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with special appointments available.
University Libraries embrace intellectual inquiry and innovation, nurture the production of new knowledge, and foster excellence in learning, teaching and research through scholarly resources, creative learning spaces, cutting-edge technology, and world-class service.