NVDPL Booklist: “We Are Story: Indigenous Literature”

One of the fun things I get to do as a Student Librarian at North Vancouver District Public Library is update booklists, which we provide to help patrons find great titles to read and enjoy. Last week I worked on updating our "We Are Story: Indigenous Literature" booklist with new titles, authors' nations, and more... Continue Reading →

Genre Guide: Indigenous Futurisms

As many people close to me know, my favourite genres are science fiction and fantasy. I have been a big fan of these genres since I was a kid, and continue to enjoy them today. I enjoy their intriguing settings, inspiring characters, and exciting story lines. And, I love how they are extremely well suited... Continue Reading →

Data Detox & Cyber Security

Some Nostalgia (Feel free to skip ahead if you're just looking for tools.) I remember getting Facebook in high school when someone you knew had to invite you to join based on being in the same school. It was kind of fun. We would post statuses that we thought were witty and "poke" each other.... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Information Literacy

One of my favourite things that I have studied in library school so far is information literacy and the politics of tools like Google, Wikipedia, Google Scholar, YouTube, and so forth. We rely on these tools to help us find information that we need, but why are they helping us? What drives them (hint: in... Continue Reading →

Territory Acknowledgement

This post was written for the website native-land.ca, which is run by my friend Victor. Laura Phillips was immensely helpful in editing and providing suggestions on the initial draft. Why acknowledge territory? Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the Spartacus Book Club

How It Began For a little over 2.5 years I've volunteered at Spartacus Books, a volunteer-run anti-capitalist bookstore in Vancouver, BC on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and Tsleil-Waututh territory. Volunteering at Spartacus is about much more than selling books - we strive to be a space for community events, organizing, socializing, and resource sharing. In... Continue Reading →

Archival inspiration

In the spirit of celebration of having made it through my first semester of archival studies, I thought I would share some archives that inspire me! This fall, I was disappointed to find that my classes were predominantly dedicated to learning about the history of bureaucracy in western Europe, the archival system of settler colonial... Continue Reading →

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