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The Ohio State University Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries welcome you to:

IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & ArchivesAugust 6 -7, 2019
Tuesday, August 6 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Individual Presentations: A. The Critical Catalog: a design approach to metadata for diversity, B. Harm Reduction in Library Classification, C. #RepresentationMatters: Social Media as a Tool for Promoting Diverse Collections and Improving Access

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Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: The Critical Catalog: a design approach to metadata for diversity (Rachel Ivy Clarke & Sayward Schoonmaker)
While diversity is a core value of American librarianship, no systematic and scalable tools currently exist to promote diverse reading materials by and about marginalized populations. This presentation introduces a design research prototype ‚"The Critical Catalog‚", a library catalog that returns diverse reading materials. The presenters will discuss the prototype‚ structure, metadata, and its social implications for knowledge organization.

Individual Presentation B: Harm Reduction in Library Classification (Violet Fox)
Pernicious biases in subject headings and library classification schemes have been discussed at length, but how should our profession best address those biases? While resource description can never be neutral, using a harm reduction framework can help us identify potentially alienating terminology. Participants will learn how they can become active partners in democratizing classification to introduce more diverse perspectives.

Individual Presentation C: #RepresentationMatters: Social Media as a Tool for Promoting Diverse Collections and Improving Access (Jade Albury, Nicolette Brant, Renee Romero)
Do your collections and services reflect the diversity of your users? Are your collections and services accessible to diverse users? Is diversity and inclusion at all a  part of your social media strategy? After a brief introduction to their collections, see  how two different teams are utilizing social media to intentionally highlight the diverse aspects of their collections and reach out to marginalized groups while marketing their services.

Speakers
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Jade Alburo

Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Jade Alburo is the Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies at UCLA. In 2017-2019, she was Interim Reference and Outreach Coordinator for the Charles E. Young Research Library. She was the coordinator of the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, President... Read More →
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Sayward Schoonmaker

Sayward Schoonmaker is a graduate student of the MLIS program at Syracuse University. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Fiber and Material Studies and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Ivy Clarke

Rachel Ivy Clarke

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
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Violet Fox

Violet Fox is one of the editors of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Prior to joining OCLC in 2018, she was a cataloging and metadata librarian at St. John’s University in Minnesota and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include the intricacies of... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr