Indigenous 

This group promotes best practice for the collection and preservation of materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and supports employment of Indigenous library staff.

The group is part of a broader network sharing knowledge and developing common policies around community consultation, digitisation of Indigenous archives, and access to Indigenous materials.

Achievements

Working group members

  • Nadine McDonald-Dowd, State Library of Queensland (co-project manager)
  • Sarah McQuade, State Library of Western Australia (co-project manager)
  • Maxine Briggs, State Library of Victoria
  • Fiona Blackburn, Libraries ACT
  • Kerry Blinco, Northern Territory Library
  • Margy Burn, National Library of Australia
  • Shane Cathcart, State Library of South Australia
  • Nicola Mackay-Sim, National Library of Australia
  • Jo Ritale, State Library of Victoria
  • Kirsten Thorpe, State Library of New South Wales
  • Damien Webb, State Library of Western Australia
  • Lyndall Osborne, AIATSIS
  • Anna Zylstra, LINC Tasmania
  • Jennifer Jerome, LINC Tasmania (observer)
  • Chris Szekely, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
  • Paul Diamond, National Library of New Zealand (observer)

Image: Generation One, State Library of South Australia

Project updates 

Position statement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections

17 March 2014

The Indigenous project group has released a national position statement.

Symposium reveals Hidden Gems

29 August 2013

Exploring the role of libraries and archives in the revitalisation of Indigenous languages and culture.

Guidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Indigenous communities

29 July 2013

New guidelines from the Indigenous project group.

Publications 

National position statement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections

Endorsed February 2014. Replaces the 2007 National Policy Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Services and Collections.

Working with Community: Guidelines for collaborative practice between Libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

NSLA guidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (2013).

Right Wrongs, Write Yes: Project Summary

Brief summary of the 'Right Wrongs, Write Yes' project, led by the NSLA Indigenous project group. This project celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and will be launched in 2017.