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Loriene Roy

Loriene Roy

Loriene Roy

International Indigenous Librarianship
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star  Date of Speech - April 18, 2002.
star  Length of Speech - 1 hr 30 min.
star  Listen now: Click here  (in Real® format)

Dr. Loriene Roy is a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Project Director, "If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything", a national reading promotion program for schools on reservations at:

The GSLIS-ALA Chapter and the GSILIS-LEEP Programs is a co-sponsor of this Spring 2002 Colloquium.


Indigenous librarians around the globe are starting to organize action meetings. The first International Indigenous Librarians' Forum took place in November 1999 on the Waipapa Marae in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand and was hosted by Te Ropu Whakahau ("they, who encourage and incite"), the Maori Library and Information Workers. The Second International Indigenous Librarians' Forum was held September 4-9, 2001 in Jokkmokk, Sweden at the Ajtte Swedish Mountain. Join us for a presentation and discussion of current issues that impact indigenous librarianship include the use of technology in communicating, documenting, and preserving indigenous culture; organizing library services for specific indigenous populations; and intellectual/cultural property rights.

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