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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
308 - Indigenous Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in Australian Libraries and Archives

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There is growing awareness and recognition in Australia of the importance of cross-cultural Competency and cultural safety in archives and libraries. The speakers present three papers on efforts to build transparency in the profession in relation to reconciliation, unconscious bias, and Indigenous rights in records. The session provides an International exchange of ideas, encouraging reflection on issues of social justice and reconciliation within the profession.

Kirsten Thorpe: Cultural Safety and Indigenous Cultural Competence in Australian Libraries and Archives
Shannon Faulkhead: Indigenous Perspectives on Cultural Safety and Effective Engagement in Archives
Monica Galassi: A Non-Indigenous Perspctive on Cultural Safety and Effective Engagement in Archives

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Kirsten Thorpe

Cultural and Critical Archivist, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Kirsten Thorpe (Worimi, Port Stephens NSW) is an archivist who has led the development of protocols, policies, and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in libraries and archives. Her research interests relate to Indigenous self-determination in libraries and... Read More →


Shannon Faulkhead

Finkel Fellow, Monash University
Faulkhead's research concentrates on Koorie peoples' knowledge; the location, its position within the broader Australian society and collective knowledge as reflected through narratives and records. Shannon's multi-disciplinary research has centred on community and archives.

Monica Galassi

State Library of New South Wales
Monica Galassi is an Italian researcher who has been studying, researching and working in Australia since 2010. Her research background concentrates in the field of Indigenous physical and digital archives.

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virginia AB, [Lobby Level]