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Wednesday, May 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Librarianship

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What does the future hold in regards to DEI? Who are responsible? What needs to be done? When are we done? Or better yet, can we ever be done? Where are we going? Why are we here now? The mission of NASIG is about working to advance and transform the management of information resources. What steps have we taken to advance DEI? What transformative steps still need to be taken? What would it take to transform our profession to where DEI is embedded into everything? What resources and efforts are required? What needs to be discarded? What needs to be changed? How do we define success? How do we hold ourselves accountable? How do we fail forward? We are envisioning and working to create a world that doesn’t exist. Creating an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming future requires acknowledging a dark, painful, and traumatic past and present rooted in exclusionary standards and practices, foundations of white supremacy culture, settler colonialism, and more. I will begin to answer these questions in my talk and explain why I am cautiously optimistic about this work.


Twanna Hodge

Twanna Hodge (she/her) is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington. Her research and professional interests include diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility issues and efforts... Read More →

Wednesday May 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Zoom Room #1