Xwi7xwa Library: Community Research and Empowerment with Kim Lawson

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.

Session Video:

PDF Version of her PPT Presentation and Library Links:

  • Xwi7xwa Research Circle 2018 (sorry this is not available)
  • Library Links

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:

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (PST)
Place: Webinar or Video Conference
…….View system requirements
Registration: required to participate online

**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.




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