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Space dedicated to Indigenous librarianship and students opens

When Alex Soto began working at the Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Arizona State University Library in 2021, he was the center's only full-time employee.

Two years later, he reimagined the center into the first Indigenous-led and staffed library spaces at a research university in the United States. The newly created space for the Labriola Center officially opened on the second floor of the Hayden Library on the university's Tempe campus on April 3.

Soto, who is Tohono O'odham, said this is the first time Indigenous people have led the center since its establishment in 1993 to be a space that supports Indigenous students and academia.

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