Indigenous Matters Action Plans Information

2016-2017 Action Plan

Our Action Plan outlines the key objectives for our Section in the upcoming year. Take a look at our News feed to read updates on our progress.

The 2016-2017 Action Plan can be read in full here. A report has been made available at the end of 2017.

If you have questions about our work, suggestions about what you would like us to work on, or you would like to help us, please contact one of the members of the Standing Committee.

Highlights of the 2016-2017 Action Plan are presented below:


IFLA Strategic Direction 1: Libraries in Society

We will empower libraries to build literate, informed and participative societies. We will develop strategies and tools to enable libraries to act as key providers of information, education, research, culture and social participation.

IFLA Strategic Direction 2: Information and Knowledge

We will build a framework that promotes equitable access to information and knowledge in any format and in any place. We will establish the capacity for libraries to act as catalysts of innovation, able to facilitate the creation and re-use of content by their communities.

IFLA Strategic Direction 3: Cultural Heritage

We will support libraries and work closely with our network of cultural heritage partners to safeguard cultural heritage in its diverse forms, including traditional, historical, indigenous and contemporary expression.

IFLA Strategic Direction 4: Capacity Building

We will establish the capacity to raise the voice of libraries and librarians at national, regional and global levels. We will develop an advocacy agenda and strengthen the ability of IFLA’s members to advocate effectively for libraries as key players in political, economic and social change.

 

Objectives 2016-2017

  1. Seek at least 10 nominations for members of the inaugural standing committee of the  Indigenous Matters Section.
  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 3, 4.
  1. Section to collaborate and partner with the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF) to progress IILF outcomes.
  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 2, 3, 4.
  1. Section to collaborate and work with the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section to develop an Indigenous Matters chapter for the MCULTP manifesto.
  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 2, 3, 4.

 

2015-2016 Action Plan

The 2015-2016 Action Plan can be read in full here. A report was made available around the end of 2016.

Highlights of the 2015-2016 Action Plan are presented below:

 

IFLA Strategic Direction 1: Libraries in Society

We will empower libraries to build literate, informed and participative societies. We will develop strategies and tools to enable libraries to act as key providers of information, education, research, culture and social participation.

IFLA Strategic Direction 2: Information and Knowledge

We will build a framework that promotes equitable access to information and knowledge in any format and in any place. We will establish the capacity for libraries to act as catalysts of innovation, able to facilitate the creation and re-use of content by their communities.

IFLA Strategic Direction 3: Cultural Heritage

We will support libraries and work closely with our network of cultural heritage partners to safeguard cultural heritage in its diverse forms, including traditional, historical, indigenous and contemporary expression.

IFLA Strategic Direction 4: Capacity Building

We will establish the capacity to raise the voice of libraries and librarians at national, regional and global levels. We will develop an advocacy agenda and strengthen the ability of IFLA’s members to advocate effectively for libraries as key players in political, economic and social change.

 

Objectives 2015-2016

1. Establish the Indigenous Matters Section.

  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 3, 4.

2. Section to collaborate and partner with the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum (IILF) to advance progress on the IILF outcomes.

  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 2, 3, 4.

3. Section to collaborate and work with the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section to develop an Indigenous Matters chapter for the MCULTP manifesto.

  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 2, 3, 4.


Objectives for 2017+

1. Section to collaborate and work with Education and Training Section to explore and scope an assessment framework for LIS Curriculum Core Element 11: Awareness of Indigenous Knowledge Paradigms.

  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 3, 4.

2. Section to explore the opportunities and challenges for indigenous communities with open data and access environments.

  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 3, 4.

3. Section to scope and develop Standards and Guidelines for Indigenous Library Services and Collections.

  • Contributes to IFLA Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Action plans, Indigenous Matters

Last update: 17 January 2018