Xwi7xwa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Its collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Everyone is welcome to visit Xwi7xwa Library.
What about Xwi7xwa is special?
- Xwi7xwa Library is the only Aboriginal branch of an academic library in Canada
- it is often looked to as a leader in Indigenous Academic Librarianship in the province and the country
- its staff, services, and collections are key drivers that support the UBC Aboriginal Strategic plan and Indigenous initiatives in UBC Library’s strategic plan
Xwi7xwa is known for:
- a unique Aboriginal classification system and subject headings (see Indigenous Knowledge Organization)
- librarians and staff who are knowledgeable about Indigenous content
- one-of-a-kind collections that privilege Indigenous perspectives a unique architecture that represents an interior Salish pit-house
Everyone welcome to participate:
**Registrations are now Closed**
About the Presenters:
Ms Kim Lawson, Reference Librarian, Xwi7xwa Library
Ms Lawson is from the Heiltsuk Nation of BC. Prior to joining UBC, she worked as the Archivist/Librarian for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Resource Centre. Her MLIS research looked at First Nations Perspectives on archives, libraries and museums.
Welcome to Xwi7xwa Library