OCULA *Free* Webinar Series
Working towards reconciliation: Engagement and relationship building to shape access and knowledge organization
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
This webinar will look at how the reconciliation work of engagement and relationship building can lead to improved knowledge organization and access to Indigenous collections. Three Indigenous professionals, a reference librarian; a teacher and doctoral student; and an iSchool student and library intern; will share their perspectives and experiences. Kim Lawson will share insights from Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous Studies scholarship, her scholarship, professional and community experience to support relationship building, engagement, and critical reflection about library metadata. Ryan Neepin will discuss the work of the Deepening Knowledge project and the concept of Knowledge Bundles as a way of engaging with and learning from Indigenous-authored resources. Jamie Lee Morin will talk about her experience working at Ryerson University Library & Archives to assist with developing the Aboriginal Research Portal and Four Directions Writing Guide, her work at York University Libraries in Indigenous Metadata, and the goals of her current position with the University of Toronto Libraries.
In preparation for the webinar, the panelists recommend participants:
1. Read the Preface and Executive Summary (pp. 1-8) of the CFLA – FCAB’s report Truth and reconciliation report and recommendations, and
2. Visit the Deepening Knowledge Project’s website, Deepening knowledge: Resources for and about Aboriginal education. In particular, it would be useful to watch either Nathan Goold or Sarah Foster’s video about “Infusing Aboriginal Content and Perspectives Into Your Teaching Practice”
3. Download Crystal Fraser and Sara Komarnisky’s list, 150 Acts of Reconciliation for Canada’s 150