Module 3 Weblog: Sarah Fedko

For this weblog, I focused on looking for resources about library services and support for indigenous patrons.


1.Aboriginal collections and library services in Canadian research libraries (2014, August). Retrieved July 12, 2017, from

This is a working paper, which highlights aboriginal collections and services provided at research libraries across Canada.   It includes a discussion of how librarians endeavoring to develop resources or set up services for indigenous users need to do so with an understanding of indigenous knowledge.


2. COPPUL Libraries Indigenous Initiatives: U of Saskatchewan. (2014, September). Retrieved July 14, 2017, from

This presentation at COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) highlights       resources, community collaborations, and events that University of Saskatchewan Libraries has           supported in order to research out to their local indigenous communities.


3. Hare, J., & Abbott, W. (2015). Library support for Indigenous university students: Moving from the periphery to the mainstream. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10(4), 80-94. From:

This article describes a study to assess whether indigenous services provided at academic     libraries in Australia are indeed in line with students’ needs.   The study was conducted by surveying librarians and indigenous students.   The study concluded that the vast majority of libraries provide indigenous services, and that Australian libraries demonstrate a dedication to serving their indigenous students.


4. Library Assistance for Indigenous Students. (n.d.). Retrieved July 11, 2017, from

University of Winnipeg libraries includes a page on their website specifically highlighting assistance for indigenous students including library guides, general resources, and contact information for the indigenous and urban services librarian.   I think it’s great that the library is trying to reach out to their indigenous students, not only through various resources on the web but my making a specific librarian available to them.


5. Roy, Loriene, and Antonia Frydman. Library Services to Indigenous Populations: Case Studies. (n.d.). Retrieved July 14, 2017, from

This book produced by IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) is meant to serve as  a reference book for librarians interested in services for indigenous populations.  The book                  includes case studies from around the world.

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