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- Date & Time
- January 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
- Location Information
- Emergent Research
- Event Type
Join us for discussion with Nicky Andrews (she/they) North Carolina State University library fellow. Her research interests include Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous knowledge systems, and exploring meaningful ways of sustaining retention for minoritized people in librarianship.
As a Māori library student at the University of Washington in 2017, Andrews did not expect to be able to engage with her culture as part of her professional work. After visiting the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on campus, she began to work to restore the mana of the museum's Māori photographic collection and display the toanga in connection to the people and land they came from. Andrews will discuss her work with Māori taonga, her attempts to identify and care for the Rangatira in the photographs, and thoughts on challenges for Indigenous peoples within librarianship.
Andrews holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Auckland University of Technology; a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Washington; and is a candidate for the Master of Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago.
Emergent Research Series events seek to examine all aspects of the research lifecycle, with a critical focus on ethics, access, and innovation, and with an interest in emerging topics that are relevant to our local and global communities. These events are aimed at better understanding the new ways in which research relies on the work of libraries and information professionals, and where cutting-edge research pushes past what libraries currently support.