Out Now: October 2021 issue of IFLA Journal: Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship
01 November 2021
IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.
The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.
IFLA Journal Volume 47, No.3 (October 2021) Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship
Special Issue Editors: Stephen Stratton and Camille Callison
The IFLA Journal special issue on Indigenous Librarianship strives to position libraries and librarianship through an indigenous worldview and ways of knowing. Each article takes is own perspective on the topic, exploring issues such as colonization, reconciliation, representation and imagery, digi...
Increase your awareness in working with indigenous knowledge and collections
Indigenous people have distinct ways of knowing the world that are unique. Therefore, libraries will be conceived differently when seen through the lens of an indigenous world view and ways of knowing. As librarians, we need to be open to transforming our libraries through decolonization or indigenization. What might this mean for you and your clients? What does it mean in practice?
The latest edition of IFLA Journal is a special issue focusing on indigenous issues in libraries and librarianship. Articles defining Indigenous Librarianship, knowledge systems and images frame the issue. Some authors critically examine the dangers of libraries and archives to Indigenous people whereas others discuss the possibilities. Articles also lay out a respectful path forward and suggested praxis for libraries working with Indigenous peoples. The issue contains a unique collection of articles that contribute with examples and case studies, giving voice to indigenous peoples and to the ongoing conversation surrounding Indigenous knowledge within libraries and cultural memory institutions.
Browse this fascinating issue compiled and edited by members of IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section. IFLA Members have extended access via the SAGE Publications platform.
Stephen Stratton and Camille Callison
Indigenous librarianship: Theory, practices, and means of social action 293
Transformation of library and information management: Decolonization or Indigenization? 305
Are we there yet? Visualizing Indigenous culture in today’s library 313
Library services and indigenous peoples in Latin America: Reviewing concepts, gathering experiences 321
Indigenous resource management systems as models for librarianship: I waiwai ka ‘āina 331
Kawena Komeiji, Keahiahi Long, Shavonn Matsuda and Annemarie Paikai
The dangers of libraries and archives for Indigenous Australian workers: Investigating the question of Indigenous cultural safety 341
Reconciliation in Australia: The academic library empowering the Indigenous community 351
Jayshree Mamtora, Claire Ovaska and Bronwyn Mathiesen
Indigenous knowledge in Sudan: Perceptions among Sudanese librarians 361
Omer Abbas El Sharief, Mohamed Salah Eldin Mudawi and Radia Adam Mohamed
A framework for the integration of indigenous knowledge into libraries in South Africa 375
Sharing stories: The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling project 386
Searching for tūpuna 392
Enabling cultural heritage spaces in Nigerian public libraries: A case study of the Anambra
State Library Board 398
Ngozi Perpetua Osuchukwu and Nkechi Sabina Udeze
IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. IFLA Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
To submit an article please visit IFLA Journal on the SAGE platform.
- Editor: Steven W. Witt
- Frequency: Quarterly
- ISSN: 0340-0352
- eISSN: 1745-2651
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