Free Webinar: Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries, Feb 27

Free Webinar: Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries, Feb 27

Krista McCracken, Algoma University
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time

This session will provide an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through the sharing of examples, this session will challenge participants to create trans affirming spaces while critically examining library policies, languages, and practices.

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ACRL-WA 2019 Conference Registration, Scholarships, and Keynote Announced, Sep 6

ACRL-WA 2019 Conference Registration, Scholarships, and Keynote Announced

Deadline: Application for student scholarships to attend is September 6, 2019.

October 24 & 25, 2019
Pack Forest in Eaton Washington

Registration is now open for the 2019 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Washington/Oregon Conference. The theme of the conference is Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries: Dismantling Structures of Oppression. Student scholarships are available to help cover costs of attending. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralina L. Joseph, Director of the UW’s Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity. The title of the keynote is “Interrupting Microaggressions.”

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Call for Proposals: ACRL WA-OR Joint Fall Conference, Aug 9

Call for Proposals: ACRL WA-OR Joint Fall Conference

Deadline for Submissions: August 9, 2019

October 24-25, 2019
Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, WA

Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries: Dismantling Structures of Oppression

The Fall 2019 conference takes place amongst intensified organizing of white nationalists on college campuses, continued brutality against black and brown communities, policies that restrict immigration and border movement, and policing of body rights. In libraries we are making strategic claims towards equity, diversity and inclusion, yet our profession remains centered on cultures of white supremacy. Continue reading

Article: What Does EDI [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion] Work Look Like in LIS Education?

Article: What Does EDI [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion] Work Look Like in LIS Education?

Our very own Helene Williams wrote this wonderful article about how she’s been integrating EDI work into the MLIS curriculum here at the UW iSchool. Featured in the 2019 ACRL President’s Program, Helene’s article explores both the strategies and the many positive outcomes of integrating EDI into the curriculum with courses from “Information Resources, Services, and Collections” to Directed Fieldwork (DFW). Thanks for your important contribution, Helene!