We are pleased to welcome Morning Star Padilla to the brand-new role of Indigenous Services Librarian with the Dalhousie Libraries.
Morning Star Padilla (Diné/Apache) has a Master of Arts degree in Community Development from Clark University and Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies degrees from University of British Columbia. She brings a background in social science research, community engagement, and Indigenous cultural/intellectual property and language reclamation.
Morning Star will spend time in both the MacRae Library on the Agricultural Campus and in the Killam Library on Studley Campus, but she will be available to work with people from all campuses. She will work closely with faculty, researchers, staff, and students to support learning and research on Indigenous topics in all disciplines. Morning Star will also coordinate reference support, programming and other services to users of Dalhousie’s National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation Hub in the MacRae Library.
“We have identified Indigenous Services as a priority within the Dalhousie Libraries and I am looking forward to working with Morning Star to develop new services and initiatives in this area. We envision these services extending not only to our Indigenous and non-indigenous students, staff and faculty but also to our local Indigenous communities,” said Elaine MacInnis, Associate University Librarian Services and Head, MacRae Library.
“I am happy to be here in Mi’kma’ki and to take part in the positive work that Dalhousie is doing towards building its relationship with Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous peoples,” said Morning Star.
Welcome, Morning Star!