Library:Education Library: School Library Day Colloquia/2012

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Engaging Youth With Indigenous Materials in Libraries and Classrooms

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:30-6:00pm

Dodson Room, 302 IK Barber Learning Centre

Assessing and incorporating teaching and learning resources by and about First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples is critical for librarians, educators and parents. Awareness of diverse epistemologies, notions of cultural authenticity and historical accuracy, and the influence of colonialism, are essential when considering books, films and interactive media for library and classroom collections. This panel will address challenges facing Indigenous and non-Indigenous librarians, educators and parents when drawing upon materials representing Indigenous peoples and cultures. They will offer insights about such issues as cultural appropriation, stereotypes, addressing colonialism and what to do with dated resources. This session is ideal for teacher candidates, classroom teachers, teacher-librarians, youth librarians and parents.

Convener: Jo-Anne Naslund, UBC Education Library

Moderator: Lisa P. Nathan, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the First Nations Curriculum Concentration, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies


  • Debra Martel, Associate Director, First Nations House of Learning
  • Jan Hare, Assistant Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education
  • Allison Taylor-McBride, Adjunct Professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.


Some of the resources mentioned in the presentation:

This special event has been sponsored by the School of Library Archival and Information Studies in collaboration with the Education Library and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

A video podcast of the panel presentation will be available afterwards so that participants unable to joins us this exciting School Library Day event.

For more information about this event, contact Jo-Anne Naslund, Education Library 604-822-0940 or email or Eric Meyers,, School of Library Archival and Information Studies.