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Statement Against Racism, Harassment, and Discrimination in the Library Profession

Recently, a librarian shared her experiences at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference after she was verbally attacked by a white colleague at an ALA meeting.  This happened during a public Council meeting and was not dealt with during the Council … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Libraries Conference 2019 (May 2-3, 2019)

The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) is a province-wide organization designed to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan. The vision of SLA is to build an engaged library and information community that is an active force in Saskatchewan’s social, … Continue reading

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Makerspace Librarian – Full Time Continuing

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Makerspace Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, this full-time continuing position will develop and provide the services of the new SFU Library Maker and Media Commons, with the goal of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)–Special Issue “Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion”

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)–Special Issue “Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion” The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) invites submissions for a special issue focused on social … Continue reading

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IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives to Be Held August 6-7, 2019

Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions? Are you doing groundbreaking research on diversity– and inclusion-related topics and want to share it with your colleagues on an international platform? Mark … Continue reading

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Navigating Law Librarianship While Black: A Week in the Life of a Black Female Law Librarian

The ideal work environment provides a sense of purpose and validation. Inevitably, however, unconscious or implicit biases permeate the workplace because we all have them. These biases can be based on race, age, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, physical disability, and … Continue reading

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Soliciting performance, hiding bias: Whiteness and librarianship

Despite the growing body of research on our professional demographics and multi-year diversity initiatives, librarianship in the United States remains overwhelmingly white. I suggest the interview process is a series of repetitive gestures designed to mimic and reinforce white middle-class … Continue reading

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