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Inclusive Collections: A Close Look at Depictions of Indigenous Peoples in Your Library's Materials (Webinar)


Library Staff


This Webinar will take place virtually using GotoMeeting. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting. Please test that your system meets the technology requirements using the GoToMeeting system check

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM 


Historically, most libraries have more books that misrepresent Indigenous peoples than books that provide patrons with accurate information about them. Most library schools have not provided enough--if any--instruction on how to analyze materials with Native content. In this session, Dr. Reese will go over suggestions that librarians can use to bring their collections up to date. This includes tips on selecting and deselecting books, considerations about where they are shelved in your library, and what you can do to revise your library's collection development policies so it helps you update your collection. This session will not be recorded. Live attendance is required.


Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambé Pueblo, a sovereign nation in the state currently known as New Mexico. In 2006 she founded her website, American Indians in Children's Literature, to make her work accessible to parents, teachers, and librarians who don't have access to books, academic journals, and professional magazines where her research is published. She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Illinois, and an MLIS from San Jose State University. She was selected to deliver the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Award. 




If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact Caroline Smith at (803) 734-7067 or jcsmith@statelibrary.sc.gov two weeks in advance.

Questions? Contact:

Caroline Smith
South Carolina State Library 
(803) 734-7067


Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries by Caroline Smith

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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