Enhancing Indigenous Perspectives in the Library

Post Date:
Jun 4, 2018

Our new project intern position provides a Queen’s undergraduate student with an Indigenous background the opportunity to work with the Head Education Librarian and the Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian to support the development of library information services and university digital planning. We hope this position will encourage students with Indigenous backgrounds to pursue graduate programs in information studies, and help increase the number of Indigenous librarians in Canada.

Through this position, we are seeking expertise to help us expand and deepen our knowledge, and partner with Indigenous scholars, students and local communities in a respectful and effective manner. This internship provides the library with the opportunity to continue to build on our understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, and helps us respect the principle of “nothing about us, without us.”

Across the university as a whole, digital planning in underway and inclusion is one of the underpinning principles. Our planning process will benefit from the involvement of an individual bringing an Indigenous perspective as well as a keen interest in our digital journey.

This position is made available with funding the Provost’s Diversity and Inclusion Fund and is offered through the Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP). QUIP provides paid, professionally supervised, career-related positions designed to offer second or third year students the opportunity to learn about current advances, practices and technologies in business and industry. 

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