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Je Salvador: Background & Interests

Current Interests

  • government information, access, and community participatory design
  • preprint publishing and information literacy (IL) instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • privacy protection as an emerging element of information literacy (IL)
  • public resources for language learning
  • the sharing economy and underserved populations

Education & Experience

Current & Related Experience
  • Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington (UW) Libraries (2019 - Present)
  • Public Defense Investigator, King County DPD (2018 - 2019)
  • Graduate Assistant, UW Libraries - GMM Unit (2016 - 2017)
  • Instructor & Writing Tutor, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) (2010 - 2015)
Education & Professional Development
  • Certificate in Private Investigation: UW Professional & Continuing Education (2018)
  • MLIS: UW iSchool (2017)
  • MA, Teaching: Walla Walla University (2010)
  • BA, Studio Art: Whitman College (2007)

Land Acknowledgment

The UWB & CC Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples-- specifically, Sammamish people and their relations-- Since Time Immemorial. This campus is located on property arbitrated in the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott, by which settler colonists coerced Coast Salish-speaking people to reservations and tribal leaders preserved their peoples’ fishing, gathering, and hunting rights. "There are many creative ways to take restorative measures and even to give [L]and back, such as by returning U.S. national parks to the appropriate tribes" (Sobo, Lambert, & Lambert; 2021). Today, descendants of the Sammamish people are members of several thriving Indigenous communities along the Salish Sea. I honor these communities, their elders, and the Land itself.


Sobo, E., Lambert, M., & Lambert, V. (2021, October 7). Land acknowledgments meant to honor Indigenous people too often do the opposite – erasing American Indians and sanitizing history instead. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/land-acknowledgments-meant-to-honor-indigenous-people-too-often-do-the-opposite-erasing-american-indians-and-sanitizing-history-instead-163787