Public library collection focusing on the California tribes, including: art, architecture, bibliographies, biographies, education, fiction, history, languages, literature, government relations, federal Indian law, tribal law.
Discusses whether to incorporate the concept of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) into the library service and programs of Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Extraction of the IQ concept from the Bathurst mandate developed by the government of Nunavut; Nonexistence of an authoritative definition of IQ; Consultation with the staff and students of the college for ideas on how to incorporate the IQ concept; Recommendations for fostering a sense of community among college staff and students.
Identifies the barriers to public library service faced by First Nations people in British Columbia and the steps undertaken by public libraries to overcome those barriers. Information needs of First Nations people; Absence of public libraries on reserve in British Columbia; Initiation of programming for First nations as part of the library's strategies; Steps to help librarians reduce the barriers.
This report provides the results of a project to assess the needs of Ontario’s First Nation Public Libraries (FNPLs). NVision Insight Group conducted this Needs Assessment between September 2016-February 2017 under the direction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS).
This article discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the design of public library services. Drawing on a case study from the State Library of New South Wales in Australia, the article will outline the focused action of developing an Indigenous Services Business Plan. The Plan promotes inclusion and diversity across the organization to progress Indigenous priorities as core business of the Library. By sharing information on the research and engagement process undertaken, the authors hope to provide a framework that could be utilized by other public libraries to build the inclusion of disadvantaged and diverse communities into the design of library services.