The First Nations University of Canada libraries in Regina, Prince Albert, and Saskatoon advance teaching, learning, research, and community service by providing collections that support the academic programming of the university-college community.
The FNUniv Libraries are committed to:
The First Nations University of Canada library collections focus primarily on materials written by, for, and about the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples of Canada, with a secondary focus on the Indigenous peoples of North, South and Central America, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The FNUniv library collections also support the diverse academic programming offered by the university-college.
Librarians are responsible for selecting material, and work with faculty to coordinate recommendations originating from within their own departments and faculties.
Materials are collected in various formats: monographs, periodicals, audio-visual, and digital.
English is the primary language of materials collected, as well as a wide range of First Nations language materials which support programming in languages and linguistics.
Primary emphasis will be placed on material published within the preceding ten years. Material on the historical development of a discipline will be acquired as necessary.
Latest editions are preferred; older editions may be retained if they are considered classic works
Selection involves the planned identification and review of items best suited to strengthen the First Nations University of Canada’s resources for support of its curriculum and faculty research. Specific criteria include:
In the selection of First Nations materials, the following issues should be considered. For example:
Noncompliance with this policy may result in the Library appearing to be reckless in the maintenance of its collections, and/or facing criticism from the university community. Noncompliance may also result in a deterioration of the library’s vibrancy, relevance, and usability.