Indigenous Literacy through Indigenous Cultural Heritage Materials and Resources
SALVATORE, Cecilia L. (2015) Indigenous Literacy through Indigenous Cultural Heritage Materials and Resources. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 168 - Indigenous Matters SIG.
Indigenous Literacy through Indigenous Cultural Heritage Materials and ResourcesIndigenous cultural heritage materials and resources can contribute to the development of information literacy, including new literacies, in a community. Indigenous materials and resources can play a significant role in building cooperation between the library and the community. This paper discusses ways that libraries and archives can develop local collections and special collections through indigenous cultural heritage materials and resources and how these collections can then be used by these libraries to engage their local community and develop information literacy. It describes the importance of appreciating diverse concepts of “collections” and indigenous cultural heritage; implementing diverse ways that indigenous cultural heritage resources can be documented and organized by librarians and indigenous experts in a collaborative fashion; understanding methods of accessing, displaying, and sharing indigenous resources and information; implementing strategies for preservation; and developing programming and increasing the appreciation of indigeneity by library staff and administration, as well as the general community. Examples are primarily drawn from concepts, processes, and artifacts of indigenous communities in the Pacific, such as the Chamorro community of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the various communities of the Federated States of Micronesia. Other examples are drawn from guidelines and protocols related to the Native Americans.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa
Session 168 - Indigenous Literacy: beyond bilingual signage and collection development - Indigenous Matters SIG
|Divisions:||Division 3 Library Services > Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section > Indigenous Matters Special Interest Group|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Indigenous cultural heritage, CNMI, Micronesia, Native Americans, information literacy, new literacies|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jun 2015 16:00|
|Last Modified:||23 Jun 2015 10:24|
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