Text courtesy of the Minnesota Library Association
ARLD Day will be held via Zoom on April 30 8:30am-3:00pm CDT. We have an excellent line-up of sessions this year that you won’t want to miss! We are also very excited to announce our keynote speaker:
No More Pipelines: Indigenous Knowledge and LIS
Keynote speaker Nicola Andrews
Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco
In this presentation, Nicola Andrews will explore ways in which historical trauma surfaces within libraries, and highlight the tricky balancing act Indigenous library workers undertake as practitioners who are accountable to their Indigenous home communities, and their colonized workplaces. Using a range of industry research, observation, and Indigenous research methodologies, Andrews will give an overview of how Indigenous peoples and their knowledges are situated throughout the library and information science (LIS) landscape, and how we need to look beyond recruitment pipelines for sustainable answers to underrepresentation in the profession.
Nicola Andrews is a member of the Ngāti Pāoa iwi, currently residing on unceded Ramaytush Ohlone territory. As the Instruction/First-Year Experience Librarian at the University of San Francisco, she helps coordinate efforts pertaining to student success. She holds a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Washington, and is currently finishing a Master of Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago.
ARLD invites all Native American, First Nations, Oceanic, Pasifika, and other Indigenous library workers to enjoy sponsored registration at no cost to them. ARLD thanks our 2021 Keynote presenter Nicola Andrews (Ngāti Pāoa Māori) for advocating for this initiative. ACRL members can register at the member rate but must create an account on the MLA website at no cost. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this.
Full event details and registration information are available via our website.