VALA2022 Online Session 14 Holmes

Positioning the University of Adelaide Library as a place of cultural safety: developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Framework


Thursday 16 June 2022, 12:30 – 13:00

Deanne Holmes
  • Senior Manager, Academic Liaison
  • University of Adelaide

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The University of Adelaide Library is committed to creating and fostering a diverse and culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students and staff. It has purposefully delved deeply and authentically to understand and articulate what it means to position the Library as a place of cultural safety and this becomes most impactful when it becomes a truly shared responsibility. This paper shares the iterative approach taken to engage in a considered and respectful way as we commenced our exploration of what cultural safety might look like in our context.


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