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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

Dis/ability //accessibility in LIS

September 5, 2018

Please consider Dis/ability //accessibility  from a patron as well as staff perspective. To follow the conversation as it develops, click on over to the SLA Connect thread here.

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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:
  • STAND Symposium– The first forum in this four-part series will begin with a dialogue that assesses the significance of documenting student activists within contemporary movements of social injustice impacting marginalized communities and with those directly engaging in this work—student activists. February 21, 2019 at AUC Woodruff Library, Exhibition Hall, Atlanta, Georgia.  Free & Open to the public.
  • Archives and Diversity at the Manchester Meeting Place in Manchester, UK on April 5, 2019.  The focus of the afternoon will be on diversity in the Archives workforce and methods of improving inclusivity.  Free & Open to the public.
  • ACRL 2019 – Recasting the Narrative. April 10 – 13, 2019, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.  Please see this great Google Doc on the sessions put together by Eamon Tewell – Critical ACRL 2019
  • From Community to Curriculum: Translating Social Responsibility into Archival Education  – April 12-13, 2019- This symposium seeks to begin a discussion about creating an archival curriculum that addresses contemporary societal needs while at the same time honoring traditional archival theory and that explores theoretical frameworks, methodologies and best practices for teaching archives in a socially conscious environment.  Simmons University – School of Management, Boston, MA.  Free & Open to the public.
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Libraries Empowering Communities – Annual Joint-Mini Conference – May 10, 2019 –Presentations will focus on how to better support our multicultural communities through empowering multicultural collections.  Langston Hughes Library, Queens, N.Y.
  • CAPAL19: The Politics of Conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication – CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – June 2 -4, 2019 The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians – Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019.   To be held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) people.
  • SLA Annual Conference will have several DICE events.  The conference June 14-18, 2019 in Cleveland OH.
  • IDEAL ’19 to be held Tuesday–Wednesday, August 6–7, 2019 formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference.  Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives.  To be held in the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio.