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Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives

Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives

By Christine Bone, Sharon Farnel, Sheila Laroque, Brett Lougheed

This webinar examined how two different organizations – the Association for Manitoba Archives and the University of Alberta Libraries – began the processes of examining subject headings and classification schemes as they relate to Indigenous people.

File: video, 55 minutes   Topics: Works in Progress, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Work in the MIT Libraries’ Collections Directorate

Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Work in the MIT Libraries’ Collections Directorate

By Michelle Baildon, Rhonda Kauffman

This webinar recording explores how MIT Libraries implemented the recommendations of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Task Force, with a focus on the work of the Scholarly Communication and Collections Strategy department.

File: video, 58 minutes   Topics: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Works in Progress

"Is it a journal title, or what?" Mitigating Microaggressions in Virtual Reference

"Is it a journal title, or what?" Mitigating Microaggressions in Virtual Reference

By Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Diana Floegel

ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Learn how researchers explored how microaggressions can occur in virtual reference and how librarians can mitigate microaggressions in their practice.

File: pptx, 27.2MB   Topics: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Information Literacy

Umbra Search African American History

Umbra Search African American History

By Cecily Marcus, Sarah Carlson, Dorothy Berry

In this recorded webinar, the University of Minnesota Libraries leads a discussion of Umbra Search African American History (www.umbrasearch.org), an effort to facilitate access to African American history through a website and search widget; digitization of over 500,000 items; and workshops and public forums locally and around the country about access to culturally diverse collections.

File: video, 59 minutes   Topics: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Works in Progress