Call for Papers! Pushing the Margins: Women of Color & Intersectionality in LIS

Library Juice Press editors Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho have put out a call for papers for an upcoming publication titled Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS. Proposals may consider (but are not limited to): Invisible and emotional labor Intersections of multiple identities, such as sexuality, gender identity, and socioeconomic class […]

Diversity in Action Webcast from the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress

Last April, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress hosted an important symposium on diversity and children’s literature.  This webcast may be linked for free in perpetuity. It is also available to be used for educational purposes at no charge. The Library convened a symposium on using culturally diverse literature to support families and […]

UMD Disability Summit: Activism and Advocacy in the Academy

Join us for the UMD Disability Summit: Activism and Advocacy in the Academy on April 8th, 2016 at the University of Maryland. Students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as anyone else in the community, other schools, government agencies, and non-profits interested in innovative research and teaching related to disability are welcome to attend. The focus […]

Graduate Diversity Programs

In addition to the usual array of PROMISE diversity events, the Graduate School’s Office for Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI) is offering two multi-part diversity programs this spring semester. The first program, the OGDI Spring Speaker Series features five distinguished external speakers addressing important topics germane to diversity in graduate education. The series is sponsored […]

Bridging The Digital Divide, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Washington Post

Bridging The Digital Divide | Oct. 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Washington Post Nearly every American now has access to the Internet. Yet 15 percent of adults still aren’t online. Lawmakers, city leaders, technology experts and entrepreneurs will examine obstacles to adoption and highlight efforts across the country to close the […]

Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science (CIDLIS) – Oct. 15 – 16

The 2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) will take place at the University of Maryland on October 15 and 16, 2015. It is the one place that practitioners, educators and scholars interested in issues of diversity, inclusion, rights, and justice in LIS can gather to learn, share, and network. […]

“What it was like to be gay in 1944 — and other historic lessons in a USC archive” – Hailey Branson-Potts

The ONE archive at the University of Southern California is believed to be the world’s largest collection of LGBT artifacts, including personal items from photo albums and letters to diaries, and they are working to preserve more histories and incorporate LGBT-inclusive history lessons into school curriculum.   Read the full article here.

Field Study Spotlight: DC Prep-Benning Elementary

MLS student Jamilla Coleman completed her field study in Spring 2015 at Benning Elementary. Today, we learn what the internship is all about and why you should considering applying for the internship for Fall 2015 (the internship description is at the bottom of the post). How Can You Make Difference at Benning?  Here’s a little secret: […]

Monique Libby Named ARL Diversity Scholar

Incoming MLS student Monique Libby was selected to be an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) scholar for 2015-2017. The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), is funded by ARL member libraries, as a means to address the low representation of racial and ethnic minorities among member institutions. The program […]

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