Kim Lawson

Research and Community Liaison Librarian with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre


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Kim is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation and worked at UBC’s Xwi7xwa Library for more than ten years prior to joining the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC).

Kim came to the Centre in a secondment role in November 2019 and has now joined the IRSHDC in a permanent capacity. In this role, Kim is leading the development of educational and engagement initiatives, providing reference and instruction services, and collaborating on digital collections development at the Centre. Kim is also working on grant writing, strategic planning, as well as outreach and engagement initiatives with the broader community of Indigenous libraries and information services. She is also an integral member of the curatorial team developing a virtual exhibition and year of engagement for the 40th anniversary of the Indian Child Caravan.