SCRLC Webinar: Library Services for Indigenous Peoples – From Land Acknowledgement to Outreach
December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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:
- Understand the purpose of a land acknowledgement and what it does and does not do.
- Brainstorm ideas of strategies to work with tribal communities.
- Consider how to evaluate library services in terms of how they might be received by indigenous communities.
- 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.