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Book Tower Idiom 2

“The Prague Municipal Library is now home to a spiraling tower of hundreds of carefully stacked books assembled by Slovakian born artist Matej Kren. Dubbed Idiom, the staggering installation reaches up to the ceiling, and Kren installed a mirror inside the funnel to create the illusion of a magical, unending spire of books.” Matej Kren’s […]

Gifu Fashion Library

Gifu Fashion Library

NASA/JPL Caltech

NASA/JPL Caltech

Orbit Pavilion, a sound installation designed to teach the public about NASA’s earth science satellites. The installation was designed at JPL and opened to the public at The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens on Oct. 29, 2016. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6665

Book Tower Idiom

Book Tower Idiom

"The Prague Municipal Library is now home to a spiraling tower of hundreds of carefully stacked books assembled by Slovakian born artist Matej Kren. Dubbed Idiom, the staggering installation reaches up to the ceiling, and Kren installed a mirror inside the funnel to create the illusion of a magical, unending spire of books." Matej Kren’s […]

Book Mobile at Higashi Osaka

Book Mobile at Higashi Osaka

Book Mobile at Higashi-Osaka by Mr.ちゅらさん [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Ethics & Bias of Algorithms, as Seen by Information Professionals

April 15, 2018

This Topic Box includes information on bias and (mis-)representation in online information tools. What books or articles should be added to this list? Reading list: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, by Safiya Umoja Noble, NYU Press, 2018. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, by Virginia Eubanks, St […]

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Community of Information Professionals

Community of Information Professionals

April 13, 2018

A space to highlight professional titles, qualification depending on type of institution in this industry. IFLA Global Vision: “IFLA’s Global Vision Report Summary reveals insights into the views of over 31,000 participants from 190 UN Member States across all seven continents. Overwhelmingly, the most important key finding from the global vision discussion is the discovery […]

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Privilege among Information Professionals

April 12, 2018

This Topic box is meant to highlight the concept of Privilege and the advantages it gives to some, at the expense of others. As suggested in a blog post by librarian Cecily Walker, this topic box is meant to “discuss these concepts inside (and outside) of professional contexts with an eye toward dismantling those structures […]

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Intersectionality and Identity Issues in the Information Professions

April 12, 2018

Intersectional Theory was introduced by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles, in “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics” The University of Chicago Legal Forum 140:139-167 (1989) Also see this 2016 Ted […]

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Gender Roles and Pay Equity among Information Professionals

April 8, 2018

Here are some readings on this topic. Members, please let us know via SLA Connect DICE if you know of additional resources we should add here. Reflections on Gender Oppression and Libraries, by Sarah Lawton; Public Libraries Online, January/February 2018. Salary Negotiation Patterns between Women and Men in Academic Libraries, by Elise Silva, Quinn Galbraith; […]

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SLA President Roberto Sarmiento

Statement of Purpose

SLA’s Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity (DICE) Caucus is a permanent, organized presence of diversity and inclusion (D&I) within and for the association and its members. All SLA members may join DICE at no charge. DICE provides tools and more for units and members. 

 

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Events, Webinars, Links, RSS

Events, webinars, etc. – conferences, lectures, webinars on Diversity Inclusion Equity and Community in LIS:
  • THATCamp New Souths This unconference at Cabell Library focuses on the intersection and sharing of technology, history, storytelling and hidden voices.  Held from August 24-25, 2018 at James Branch Cabell Library, Richmond, VA.  **Registration will be free
  • The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in 2018, “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community” will take place September 26-30, 2018 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico.
  • 2018 ClimateQUAL.  Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to register for the 2018 ClimateQUAL survey. ClimateQUAL is the only organizational-climate-assessment tool specifically focused on diversity that has been validated in the academic library context.  Registration for the 2018 survey year will close on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
  • The 2018 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) To be held on Fri, November 9, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  Call for Submissions : September 4, 2018.   To Register to attend.  The theme of “What are We Waiting For?”  **Registration will be free
  • The second Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium will be held November 15-16 2018 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The 2018 theme is “Power & Resistance in Library Pedagogy”.  **Registration will be free