Library Services for Indigenous Peoples: From Land Acknowledgement to Outreach

Dec 14, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



















Description/learning outcomes: 

This hour of conversation will focus on how libraries may work with indigenous peoples to support their cultural identities and sovereignty. Our objectives are to: 

  1. Understand the purpose of a land acknowledgement and what it does and does not do. 
  2. Brainstorm ideas of strategies to work with tribal communities. 
  3. Consider how to evaluate library services in terms of how they might be received by indigenous communities.  
  4. Discuss building collections that reflect the indigenous experience. 


Presenter: Dr. Loriene Roy is Anishinabe (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. She is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching public libraries, reference, and library instruction/information literacy courses. She is an adjunct for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where she teachers a graduate course on "Indigenous Librarianship." She serves on boards for a number of projects including the Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. She was President of the American Indian Library Association (AILA) ('97-'98) and the ALA ('07-'08). 


She received the AILA 2015 Distinguished Service Award; 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Illinois; UH-Manoa 2014 Sarah Vann Award; 2009 Leadership Award, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums; 2007 Library Journal Mover & Shaker; Texas Exes Teaching Awards; James W. Vick Texas Excellence Awards for Academic Advisors; and is an inaugural member of the UT-Austin Distinguished Service Academy. She has given over 600 presentations and has over 200 publications including 10 co-edited books. 


Free, but registration is required. This presentation will be recorded.




This program is co-sponsored by the South Central Regional Library Council and the Southern Tier Library System.


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