Oct 22, 11 am-12 noon MDT/10-11 am PST

“Everything’s in 300”: Moving from Dewey Decimal to BDC at the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

The session will explore the development of a small Indigenous library through an examination of “lessons learned” during the implementation of the Brian Deer Classification System (BDC) at the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. The session will include project planning and scoping, appraising the collection, classification development, tools and resources, and developing manuals and teaching guides for cataloguing work.

Presenter Bios:

Kat Louro is currently the archivist and librarian at the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council located on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, where she is building a resource centre to meet the needs of the organization and the seven member communities it serves. She graduated with an M.A.S. in 2018 from the UBC iSchool, and a joint degree in History and English from UNBC in 2014. She is passionate about rural and Northern outreach, community led initiatives, and intersections between GLAM organizations. She is of settler heritage, and calls Northern BC home.

Alexandra Alisauskas is an MAS/MLIS candidate at the School of Information at the University of British Columbia, pursuing the First Nations Curriculum Concentration. Alexandra was previously an arts writer, researcher, and educator.She lives as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlíl lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

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This is part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series and is open to the public.
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