Library Services to Indigenous Populations: Viewpoints and Resources

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Kelly Webster, 2004–2005 president of the American Indian Library Association, has edited and annotated a comprehensive bibliography that addresses the library and information needs of indigenous people around the world. Produced in collaboration with six individuals noted for their commitment to serving indigenous people and for a passion to extend library service, Library Services to Indigenous Populations will be a vital resource to students of library and information studies, to librarians planning to establish and expand services, and to cultural anthropologists who recognize the value of preserving and sustaining the diversity of humankind.

A project of the Library Services to American Indians Subcommittee of the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, it has been compiled in response to the OLOS mission of supporting and promoting literacy and equity-of-access initiatives for traditionally underserved populations. The bibliography affirms the mandate of librarianship to reach out to all people and helps lead the way down old paths that we must learn.

—Kathleen de la Pena McCook, Distinguished University Professor, University of South Florida, and inaugural recipient (2004) of the Office of Diversity, "Achievement in Library Diversity Research"

Kelly Webster

Kelly Webster, a member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, is special formats cataloger at the University of Michigan. She has served as president of the American Indian Library Association and has been an active member of the OLOS Subcommittee on Library Services to American Indians since 2000. In 2003, she coordinated a program at the ALA annual Conference titled, "What YOU Can Do for Tribal Libraries." She received her MLS from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 1996.