Past roles: speaker
Sarah Dupont got her start in libraries as a Page at the Nechako branch of PGPL, as a summer programmer at the Bob Harkins branch, and she served as a library board member for a short period before realizing that she should probably make a career out of this whole library thing. She is also a proud graduate of the University of Northern B.C. where she did her undergraduate studies and worked as a student shelver at the Geoffrey R. Weller library. Sarah attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton for her MLIS and was formerly the Community Engagement Librarian (Aboriginal Services) with Edmonton Public Library, before taking her current post at the University of British Columbia Library in Vancouver.
At UBC, Sarah’s role is shared between the Xwi7xwa Library, where her work includes providing reference and instruction services, programming, and outreach with the campus’s Indigenous community, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, where her Aboriginal Engagement role extends more broadly off campus. At the IKBLC, her work includes projects such as the Indigitization program and the annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibition. Sarah is also the convenor of the First Nations Interest Group of the BC Library Association.