Request for Participation: PNAAM Implementation survey


I am recruiting participants for research survey looking at the factors that affect why or why not archives and archivists have implemented the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials. This survey is intended for archivists and memory workers at non-tribal institutions within the United States. All perspectives, all lengths of time in field, and all kinds of working experiences are welcome. 

Through this research I am hoping to understand if archivists and memory workers are interested in implementing the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM) in their work as well as exploring reasons archivists and memory workers might or might not implement the Protocols. The study findings have implications for understanding how and why new practices are adopted in archival work.  

Thank you for your time and consideration, 



To be eligible for participation in this study you must be an archivist or memory worker working in the United States in a non-tribal library or archives that has archival materials related to Indigenous people and/or communities.  


Participants will be asked to fill out an online questionnaire. The majority of the questions are not required, and no identifying information is requested about you or the repository at which you work. The survey is estimated to take 10 to 15 minutes of your time if you choose to answer all questions. Declining to participate or stopping your participation will not have any negative effects on you. 


If you have questions about this research, you may reach me at or 775-682-5614. 

Kimberly Anderson
Director, Special Collections and University Archives
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV

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