Continuing Education Event – Cultivating Culturally Safe Collections

by | 14 March 2024

In collaboration with the Consumer Health Special Interest Group (CHSIG) of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA), the HLABC Executive team is excited to invite you to our Spring CE Event:

Zoom Webinar: Cultivating Culturally Safe Collections

Presented by: 

Jessie Loyer

Indigenous Engagement Librarian

University of Alberta

When: Wednesday April 10, 2024, 11am-12pm PST / 2-3pm EST

Where: Zoom (link emailed to hlabc listserv)

Jessie is a Cree-Metis Librarian who has published and presented in various areas of Indigenous Health, including collections work, reference, and information literacy. She has graciously agreed to present a Zoom webinar on this topic for our HLABC & CHSIG members.

This workshop will dive into systemic issues, and offer guidance for librarians doing collections work. I know this will be of great interest to members and we are so grateful to have Jessie take some time out of her schedule to join us.

Workshop Content:

The workshop will essentially address two main components of this work:

The System Component:

  • A discussion of the healthcare structure Indigenous patients currently have to navigate to access information and care

The Practical Component:

  • How we as librarians navigate our own collections, the gaps we need to address, and how to incorporate this into our own work.

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