Tag: Diversity

Selina Sharmin on Reaching Immigrant Populations

The makeup of our communities is changing. Immigrants continue to come to New York and other cities to find a better life, but suburbs and even rural areas have become destinations as well. Libraries, being the most democratic of our institutions, have always tried to meet the needs of the entire community. Many immigrants, however, […]

Anna Coats on Microaggressions

SLIS 720 will host a virtual live session with Anna Coats April 9th, 2020 “Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group, particularly culturally marginalized groups. This session will focus on […]

Let’s Talk About Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS

As microcosms of larger society, libraries are faced with issues of inequity, discrimination, social privilege, and social marginalization. This webinar will briefly discuss the history of unequal access in LIS, and discuss the ways in which librarians can combat this history by becoming culturally competent professionals. https://vimeo.com/215062869 Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Chair at […]

Librarians as Active Bystanders: Centering Social Justice in LIS Practice

Librarians are social justice advocates and libraries are proponents of equal access; this access is not solely relegated to books and information within the library. This webinar will situate social justice within LIS and discuss ways for librarians to develop a socially just information practice. https://vimeo.com/210659589 Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Chair at the […]