Core Voices: Infusing Indigenous Perspectives Across the Collection


In 2017, the Oregon State Legislature passed Senate Bill 13 directing the Oregon Department of Education to create a K-12 Tribal History Shared History curriculum. This new curriculum provides both collection development challenges and opportunities all types of libraries. Academic libraries that support teacher training can have a profound impact by including outstanding materials from indigenous perspectives in their collection. School librarians can also support the curriculum by collection grade appropriate resources from indigenous perspectives. Public librarians can also support the curriculum by providing resources for all age groups, including the homeschooling community.

  • Ginny Blackson, Linfield University, University Librarian

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