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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.”

Book tower in The Prague Municipal Library at Marianske Square. Prague, Czech Republic, Western Europe. Creative Commons License

Matej Kren’s ‘Idiom’ Is a Spellbinding Tower Made From Hundreds of Books, inhabitat, https://inhabitat.com/matej-krens-idiom-is-a-spellbinding-tower-made-from-hundreds-of-books/

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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. 



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.