The Health Sciences Library is in the process of hiring an Indigenous librarian who will support the development of an Indigenous health collection. Once in place, this individual will liaise closely with Indigenous faculty and students on campus to build a robust and responsive collection. Our normal process when we receive resource requests is to purchased an item when it has been submitted by an Indigenous members of the community. Requests received from non-indigenous persons will require consultation before purchase, and this will occur with our Indigenous librarian or another member of the Indigenous community.
As we move forward in developing both the Black health collection and the Indigenous health collection we welcome your feedback and recommendations, particularly if you identify as Black or Indigenous.
Requests may be submitted to Andrea McLellan: mclell @mcmaster.ca