Head Librarian, X̱wi7x̱wa Library
University of British Columbia
Sarah Dupont is the Head Librarian of the X̱wi7x̱wa Library at The University of British Columbia (UBC). In addition to administrative, collections, and strategic work on Indigenous initiatives, she was the Indigitization Program Manager Librarian from 2012-2020. Sarah previously served as the UBC iSchool’s First Nations Curriculum Concentration coordinator and co-taught Information Practice and Protocol in Support of Indigenous Initiatives there. She is the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries’ (COPPUL) Chair of the Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee and the British Columbia Library Association’s First Nations Interest Group Convenor. Sarah has Métis-settler heritage and uses she/her pronouns.
Current Role and Responsibilities
As the Chair of the Steering Committee, Sarah leads the development and implementation of the budget and serves as administrative liaison to the program’s major financial partner, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. She supervises the Program Manager Librarian and contributes to the strategic development of the program.