The Library is committed to celebrating and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, students and extended communities at the University. This extends to First Nations collections, truth-telling, ways of knowledge and engagement opportunities.
In 2022, we released the University of Sydney Library Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols, which are intended as a set of principles and guidelines to enhance and embed culturally competent practice within an Australian academic library context.
A welcoming space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, students and community to meet twice a semester to share stories and yarn about books, movies, podcasts and music. Each session will have a particular theme.
First Nations staff and community members presented 6 seminars at the Library in 2018. These seminars focused on various aspects of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture.