Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Aboriginal Librarianship Course / Workshop

The School of Library & Information Studies is offering this course/workshop again in Summer term July 3, 4, 5: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm in room 3-01 Rutherford South. Please see for the workshop registration form and syllabus. Register quickly as space is limited.

Aboriginal Librarianship, Resources and Services

Workshop Outline:

DATES OFFERED: July 3, 4, 5, 2009 (13 hours) Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

INSTRUCTORS: Reegan Breu, Manager, Information Services, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources and Marquita Bevans, Systems Librarian, Parkland Regional Library

Course Goal: To provide students with an introduction to the special resources and services that best meet the needs of Canada’s aboriginal population.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1) Discuss the information needs of aboriginal people and how to serve those needs in public and academic libraries

2) Discuss the resources, services, and programming most relevant to the needs of aboriginal children and young adults

3) Describe examples of collection management and library building adaptations that provide a more welcoming environment to aboriginal clientele

4) Discuss the role and importance of community outreach within the aboriginal community and ways to achieve that outreach