The FIMS Graduate Library is a special library located in room 3020, FIMS & Nursing Building (FNB), Western University. We support all students, faculty, and staff involved in graduate education in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western. We provide access to electronic databases and print collections, including books, periodicals, audiovisual resources and equipment, and course reserves. Our staff deliver instructional workshops, answer reference questions, and offer computing support for the labs.
We would like to acknowledge the history of the traditional territory in which the FIMS Graduate Library operates. We would also like to respect the longstanding relationships of the three local First Nations groups of this land and place in Southwestern Ontario.
The Attawandaran (Neutral) peoples once settled this region alongside the Algonquin and Haudenosaunee peoples, and used this land as their traditional beaver hunting grounds.
The three other longstanding Indigenous groups of this geographic region are:
- The Anishinaabe Peoples (also referred to as the Three Fires Confederacy including; Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatami Nations);
- The Haudenosaunee Peoples (also known as the Iroquoian people or Six Nations including Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscorora);
- The Leni-Lunaape Peoples (also referred to as the Delaware and/or Munsee).
The three First Nations communities closest in proximity to Western University are:
- Chippewa of the Thames First Nation (part of the Anishinaabe)
- Oneida Nation of the Thames (part of the Haudenosaunee)
- Munsee-Delaware Nation (part of the Leni-Lunaape)
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