Voices of Amiskwaciy: Exploring Reconciliation through “kiskêyihtamowin” in an Indigenous Digital Public Space
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 202 AB
How can libraries use new technologies to support reconciliation, community-building and engagement in a way that honours cultural protocol and perspective? In this session, learn about the Edmonton Public Library’s journey to create an Indigenous Digital Public Space that fosters understanding, awareness and celebration of diverse Indigenous cultures, languages, histories and experiences. Gain insights on how to approach projects through culturally respectful process and transform your digital collection into a community knowledge gathering place.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Identify and be able to apply important considerations when developing culturally relevant and responsive digital tools and resources 2: Learn strategies to generate, share and care for community-created content, personal stories and traditional knowledge in a digital collection 3: Gain awareness of new perspectives of the role of libraries in working with and serving underrepresented communities
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Technology, Digital Libraries, Diversity, Emerging Technologies, Multicultural Services, Social Change, Technology
Raquel Mann, Digital Public Spaces Librarian
Edmonton Public Library
As the Digital Public Spaces Librarian at the Edmonton Public Library, Raquel Mann is passionate about developing digital services and spaces where community can explore, create and access local content. Current projects include Capital City Records: Edmonton Local Music, EPL's Open Data Initiatives and the Canada 150 Digital Storytelling and Indigenous Digital Public Space project.