Culturally Relevant & Responsive Libraries

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Published on March 7, 2014

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AkLA 2014 Culturally Relevant & Responsive Libraries panel presentation

Organized and moderated by Valarie Kingsland
Panel: Patricia Brown, Stacey Glaser, Linda Lyshol, David Ongley, Sue Sherif, and Sandy Tharp

In 2001, a group of Alaskan library directors developed the Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries (akla.org/publications/culturally-responsive-guidelines-for-alaska- public-libraries/) in a workshop facilitated by Lotsee Patterson and sponsored by the Alaska State Library. Revisit these guidelines as they are put into context with similar efforts across the globe and join a panel discussion about how libraries are striving to make their libraries relevant to their culturally diverse community members. The discussion will include an exploration of goals and objectives for these guidelines in the future. Brought to you by the Alaska Native Issues Roundtable.

http://akla.org/anchorage2014/presentation/culturally-relevant-responsive-libraries/

Culturally Relevant & Responsive Libraries AkLA 2014 http://www.webtexture.net/photoshop-resources/patterns/15-high-resolution-grunge-textures/

Introductions Patricia Brown Director - Haines Borough Public Library, Haines Stacey Glaser Director - Chukchi Consortium Library, Kotzebue Linda Lyshol Director - Ketchikan Public Library, Ketchikan David Ongley Director - Tuzzy Consortium Library, Barrow Sue Sherif Head of Library Development - Alaska State Library, Anchorage Sandy Tharp Director - Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library, Perkins, OK Moderator - Valarie Kingsland - SJSU SLIS Circle of Learning, Seward

2010 IMLS Public Libraries by justgrimes - http://justgrimes.cartodb.com/tables/plout10/

Agenda Cultural Competence Global Context History & Overview of Guidelines Panel Presentations Panel Questions Break Out Exercise Discussion http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaireproductions/3901311799

Objectives • Place cultural competence in a broad context • Become familiar with the Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries • • • • Hear real life examples how libraries are relevant and responsive Apply concepts to your professional philosophy and practice Share ideas about how to bridge theory with practice Ask how we move the effort forward http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Cultural Competence A congruent set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable a person or group to work effectively in crosscultural situations; the process by which individuals and systems respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each. National Association of Social Workers, 2001 Used for the ACRL Diversity Standards, 2012

Leading Disciplines • • Education: NEA Diversity Toolkit Medicine: o NAMI Multicultural Action Center o National Institute of Health o National Center for Cultural Competence • • Research: Harvard Catalyst annotated bibliography Social Work: NASW Diversity & Cultural Competence

Global Efforts Africa Australia Canada Circumpolar Arctic Oceania South America https://www.flickr.com/photos/80497449@N04/10012162166

Terminology Culturally Responsive Culturally Relevant Cultural Competence Diversity Globalization Inclusive Multicultural http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

History Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries (2001) Stacey Glaser David Ongley http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Define What does it mean to be culturally responsive? What does it mean to be culturally relevant? http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Components Library Environment Services and Programs Collections Library Staff *Applicable to all cultural groups http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Panel Presentations Sandy Tharp Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library Director Welcome to our Library http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Welcome to our Library The history of the Ioway people is written in many books and being written today. We invite all people to read, learn and share the rich heritage of the Iowa Tribe and of our relatives. We are dedicated to promoting the love and teaching of reading beginning with the youngest to the young of heart. Our library belongs to our people. It is for them and the community that our people live in that we strive to offer literacy, educational, computer skills, employment and health resources. “Our library door is always open.” http://www.iowanation.org/page/home/government/library Sandy Tharp, Library Director 405-547-2402 ext 213 stharp@iowanation.org

Computer Lab – seven public computers and one early literacy station

Iowa Collection Ba-kho-je “People of the Grey Snow”

Iowa Digital Collection 1843 Hymnal Videos Language Photos 9 Original Treaties Books Newsletters

“Standing Together” Oklahoma Tribes Collection

“When a child enters a room everything changes.” anon

“Gathering Hope” – Afterschool Youth Program . Ih t(d)eh [hope] Geh kho doh heh [gathering] Homework Lab Monday – Thursday 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Cultural Activities Fridays and School breaks

•Art •Beading •Fieldtrips •Finger Weaving •Gardening •Language •Pottery •Reading •Storytelling •Traditions •Writing

Fishing for the Eagles

Fishing for the Eagles

Gardening “In my garden I want to grow macaroni and cheese.”

Bison Traveling Education Program Past Present Future

Iowa Equine Program Meet Appy

Health Literacy – “Free” Indian Health Service (IHS) http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Diabetes/RESOURCES/Catalog/index.cfm

American Indian Health Portal http://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/ “When Darkness Calls” Suicide Prevention Comic

Funding for Health Literacy National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) http://nnlm.gov/ Membership is Free

Panel Presentations David Ongley Tuzzy Contortuim Library Director NPR Recording Study: Stereotypes Drive Perceptions of Race Environment http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Panel Questions How do you apply or see libraries applying the concepts in the Guidelines? Library Environment Services and Programs Collections Library Staff http://justgrimes.cartodb.com/tables/8e506d89-8d7a-453f-b013-47c67a69b1ef/public/map

Bridging the Gap It’s not just about one cultural group, it’s about acknowledging all of them and welcoming them. • • • • • How does this information change you? What are your ideas? What are the challenges? How do we connect theory to practice? Where do we go from here?

Break Out Exercise Break into four groups: 1. Library Environment 2. Services and Programs 3. Collections 4. Library Staff Discuss and share ideas about your topic. Write them down. Choose one to share. http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Discussion Each group will share an idea. Questions? Comments? Ideas? Do share! http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html

Resources ACRL - Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012) ACRL - Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography First Archivist Circle - Protocols for Native American Archival Materials SAA - “Protocols for Native American Archival Materials”: Information and Resources Page UNC - Libraries, Literacy, and African American Male Youth Module 9 Activity: Culturally Responsive Library Walk [pdf]

Further Reading Kumasi & Hill - Examining the Hidden Ideologies within Cultural Competence Discourses among Library and Information Science (LIS) Students: Implications for School Library Pedagogy (2013) Mestre, Lori - Culturally Responsive Instruction for Teacher-Librarians (2009) Overall, Patricia Montiel - Cultural Competence: A Conceptual Framework For Library and Information Science Professionals (2009) Programming Librarian - Multiculturalism Happens: Targeting Multicultural Literacy in Libraries Ramsey, Elizabeth - Cross Cultural Competence as an Aspect of Improving Diversity in Library Collections (2013) Rivera, Alexander – Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Competencies in the Library Profession: From Theory to Practice (2013)

http://lostandtaken.com/blog/2010/9/26/goodbye-summer-a-textural-tribute.html Patricia Brown, Haines Thank you for joining us! Stacey Glaser, Kotzebue Linda Lyshol , Ketchikan David Ongley, Barrow Sue Sherif, Anchorage Sandy Tharp, Perkins, OK Valarie Kingsland, Seward Brought to you by the Alaska Native Issues Roundtable

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