Tag Archives: indigenous people

Lets Read! digital library brings books to Northern Thailand

Asia Foundation Powers access to minority language children’s books (August 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand)  In the mountainous regions of Northern Thailand, books are rare commodities, and children’s books in languages other than standard Thai are almost non-existent. For speakers of S’gaw Karen, a minority language spoken by nearly one million people primarily living in mostly […]


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Three ways libraries can promote mother tongue reading in the Philippines

(11 March 2016) For the past three years, the Philippines education system has been immersed in a transition from English and Filipino to mother-tongue language of instruction for grades 1 to 3. In a country with more than 100 languages, this is a formidable challenge, but one that is critical to confront. Research has repeatedly […]


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Meet the State Librarian of NSW: Alex Byrne

(17 February 2015) The CEO of the State Library of New South Wales, Alex Byrne has a life long interest in library services for indigenous communities. In this interview from National and State Libraries Australia, NSLA, he also speaks about the challenges to library services,  the NSLA itself and what the future holds for his […]


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IFLA call for papers: Indigenous Matters Special Interest Group

Theme: Indigenous Literacy: beyond bilingual signage and collection development (10 December 2014) Aligned with the WLIC Cape Town congress theme: Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation, the Indigenous Matters SIG Open Session will focus on how libraries progress indigenous literacy within their workforce and work environment to support indigenous populations cultural identity and knowledge production […]


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Guidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Indigenous communities

(29 July 2103) The Indigenous Project Group has released community guidelines to assist library professionals in building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, reports National and State Libraries Australia. The Indigenous project group has released Working with Community: Guidelines for collaborative practice between Libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. […]


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