January 19, 2022

Journal Article: “Indigenous Librarianship: Theory, Practices, and Means of Social Action”

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The following article was recently published by IFLA Journal.


Indigenous Librarianship: Theory, Practices, and Means of Social Action


Ulia Gosart


IFLA Journal
First Published Online: February 17, 2021
DOI: 10.1177/0340035221991861


This study maps the domain of indigenous librarianship. It conceives this field as constituted by theoretical, applied, and advocacy components. Indigeneity is theorized as an instrument that advances principles of indigenous rights in professional fields such as librarianship.

The study offers the prospect of a revision of the traditional theory of librarianship by applying to this theory a notion of “living knowledge,” which is prominent in indigenous scholarship. It overviews culturally sensitive practices of knowledge organization and management that constitute an applied component of indigenous librarianship.

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