[kids-lib] Ways to make your library more welcoming to Native patrons

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Oct 22 09:03:01 PDT 2012

Debbie Reese does it again with a recent blog post<http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2012/10/creating-library-atmosphere-that.html> that provide suggestions for making Native patrons feel welcome in libraries all year round. She poses the question "How to make the library more culturally sensitive towards Native children..." and follow with "What makes anyone---generally speaking---feel comfortable in a place?" Her suggestions focus on collection development, but also touch on things like Read posters featuring Native people and languages. Children and teens are especially looking for people who look like them and have similar backgrounds as themselves in literature, entertainment, and their environment. It helps them develop a positive self-imagine and provides them an opportunity to see how a person with a similar background belongs and/or deals with complex issues.

Here is the URL if the hyperlink doesn't work: http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2012/10/creating-library-atmosphere-that.html

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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