Eight UO Libraries librarians contributed content to the 2021-22 and 2022-23 guides. The librarians are working in collaboration with the UO Common Reading Program and colleagues at other institutions.
Librarians at UO are serving on the Common Reading Selection Committee and the Common Reading Programming Committee. Librarians partner with disciplinary faculty to teach lessons related to the CR in classes at UO, and plan events, exhibits, and create resources that also relate to the CR selection.
Researching in a library or archive can be a traumatic experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. In this guide, we have endeavored to highlight indigenous activists in the US and Canada; however, we cannot only focus on the inspiring stories without also including some of the tragic historical events that have decimated native populations on this continent and around the world.
As with the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Common Reading guides, we capitalized Indigenous on this guide when writing about people and tribes. See also the Common Terms in Native American & Indigenous Studies information on the Introduction page of this guide.
The Librarians who worked on this guide are listed below. We would like to also acknowledge L. Marie Avila (Anishinaabe) for sharing her experiences and wisdom with UO Libraries. Please check out her Braiding Sweetgrass guide at the University of Kansas.
We'd also like to acknowledge UO Libraries' Diversity Committee, the Common Reading Program, and other stakeholder units and departments on campus who reviewed the 2021-22 and 2022-23 guides.