Joyce Martin is Associate Librarian and head of the Social Sciences Division team for Arizona State University Library. As an advisor to the University of Arizona’s School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) digital information management program, Joyce provides input on new directions for the library profession. She further contributes to the future of the profession by providing internship opportunities to emerging library professionals. Under Joyce’s leadership the Labriola Center entered a formal partnership to provide internships for SIRLS Knowledge River Program students to foster understanding of library and information issues from the perspectives of Latino and Native American populations.
The author of several successful grant proposals, Joyce recently collaborated with the ASU American Indian Policy Institute and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) on a Library Services and Technology Act grant to document and preserve the legacy of ITCA, one of the most significant tribal organizations in the state. Joyce teaches in the areas of history of collecting and sociocultural anthropology. She speaks at national and regional conferences about the importance of diversity in libraries and archives, and recently authored chapters in Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use and How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian.
Focused on outreach and relationship building, Joyce works with several ASU academic departments, American Indian programs, and the Heard Museum to coordinate the biannual Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, which attracts world renowned speakers such as Wilma Mankiller and Leslie Marmon Silko to ASU. Joyce worked with Distinguished Foundation Professor of History Dr. Donald Fixico to establish the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award, an award whichencourages and rewards cross-disciplinary scholarship relevant to contemporary American Indian communities.
Joyce holds memberships in the Arizona Library Association, the American Indian Library Association, the Society of Southwest Archivists where she is on the scholarship committee, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Joyce Martin earned a Masters in Anthropology and Museums Studies from Arizona State University, and a Masters in Information and Library Science from the University of Arizona.