Extending Library Services to On-Reserve Populations: The First Year

Extending Library Services to On-Reserve Populations: The First Year

By:
Caleigh Haworth, Rose Reid and Denise Peterson
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Description: 

Marigold Library System recently received a grant from Alberta Municipal Affairs, enabling them to provide library services to on-reserve populations. This session focuses on the process of building relationships with First Nations communities. We will discuss how buy-in from member libraries was encouraged and recount how barriers were overcome to extend public library service in ways it had not been before.
Learning objectives:

  • Best practices for engaging on-reserve populations, overcoming barriers, and encouraging library staff buy-in
  • A regional library system perspective on extending library services
  • Outreach ideas
Conference Year: 
2017
Materials
Presentation Topic: 
Indigenous People's Programming
Truth and Reconciliation