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Distinguished Seminar Series: "Strategies to preserve the past and shape our collective future: The HBCU Library Alliance – A Sankofa Experience"

Distinguished Seminar Series: "Strategies to preserve the past and shape our collective future: The HBCU Library Alliance – A Sankofa Experience"

By Sandra M. Phoenix

Distinguished Seminar Series

In this presentation, Sandra Phoenix, Executive Director, described the organization’s Sankofa Experience in remembering and embracing the past to make positive progress in the future. Learn about collections, HBCU Library Alliance programs, and how together we can envision a future to strive toward.

Topics: Distinguished Seminar Series, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Wikipedia Shaming

Wikipedia Shaming: Authority dilemmas across educational stages

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Christopher Cyr, Rachel Elrod, Joyce Kasman Valenza

ALA Annual 2021
Virtual

As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.

Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Accessibility and Digital Collections (video)

Accessibility and Digital Collections (video)

By Hanning Chen, Nathan Tallman, Valerie Yazza

This webinar highlights steps to choose and build an accessible digital collections infrastructure, with both commercial software and locally developed software.

Topics: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Works in Progress