Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian, X̱wi7x̱wa Library,
University of British Columbia

Background

Kayla holds a Bachelor of Native Studies and a Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of Alberta. Her professional areas of focus include Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous data sovereignty, and embedded librarianship with Indigenous communities. Prior to her current role, she was an Indigenous academic resident at the University of Alberta Libraries, where she primarily worked in the Digital Initiatives unit. Kayla is also a sessional instructor for the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta, where she teaches LIS 598: Indigenous Library and Information Studies (LIS) in a Canadian Context. 

Current Role and Responsibilities

Kayla is the Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian for the X̱wi7x̱wa Library at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She works with Indigenous communities both on and off the UBC campus and collaborates with stakeholders about library services. Kayla is the incoming Program Manager Librarian for the Indigitization program.