LBHC Offers Web, Recovery Workshops

May 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-1: Honoring Our Native Knowledge, Tribal College News

Little Big Horn College (LBHC) provided its Montana neighbors an opportunity to learn everything they want to know about the Internet in a series of workshops in May. Also in May, the college offered a two-day for credit workshop on reconciliation and recovery.

Librarian Tim Bernardis planned the workshops based upon a community needs survey. The workshops were free to the public or could be taken for credit. Topics included Using the Internet for Curriculum Development, Native American Information on the Internet, Advanced Internet Searching, Grants and Fundraising, Researching Higher Education Financial Aid on the Internet, and Creating Home Pages. Students and teachers had been taught earlier how to use the Internet for research and for chat lines.

The LBHC Internet connection was established by a federal grant under the Library Services and Construction Act, Title IV, written by Bernardis. LBHC will be providing Internet access to three local schools and the Crow tribal administration office. Community sites will be linked to the LBHC library catalog system. Every computer at the college has been connected to the Internet. LBHC Librarian Bernardis said, “We are going to wire up the whole reservation to the rest of the world.”

Dr. Robert Phillips presented the workshops on reconciliation and recovery during his two weeks as a guest lecturer at LBHC. Phillips, a frequent visitor to Little Big Horn College, is a founder of the All Races Coalition with Native American People based in Chapel Hill, N.C. A clinical psychiatrist, Phillips expressed interest in teaching sciences at other tribal colleges.

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