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IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & ArchivesAugust 6 -7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Individual Presentations: A. Creating Inclusive Makerspaces, B. Bathroom Wars and Peeing in Peace: Proposed Best Practices for Gender-free Restrooms in Libraries, C. Stop the Thumb Scroll: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Social Media Content

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

Individual Presentation A: Creating Inclusive Makerspaces (Sarah Nagle)
As more libraries embrace makerspaces as part of their service plans, the library profession has the opportunity to address issues of inclusivity and intentionally create spaces that encourage participation from all. In this presentation, we explore the history of diversity in the maker movement and discuss ways to work against historic inequalities and create makerspaces that are welcoming and inclusive.

Individual Presentation B: Bathroom Wars and Peeing in Peace: Proposed Best Practices for Gender-free Restrooms in Libraries (Selene Colburn)
This study reviews the national debate around gender identity and restroom access, articulates the importance of gender-free restrooms to libraries, and provides pragmatic considerations for creating or increasing access to gender-free restrooms, along with proposed best practices. It draws on research across disciplines, as well as a case study of gender-free restroom conversions at a public university's undergraduate library.

Individual Presentation C: Stop the Thumb Scroll: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Social Media Content (Shelly Black) 
Is your library making its best first impression on social media? Learn about creating social media content‚ text, images, and videos‚ which reflect and speak to people representing different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, and religions. From gender-neutral and person-first language to alt text for photos, there are many things you can implement to make your social media both inclusive and accessible.

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Shelly Black

Marketing Specialist, Associate, University of Arizona Libraries
Shelly Black is an Associate Marketing Specialist at the University of Arizona Libraries and has more than ten years of experience in communications and marketing. She is currently pursuing her MLIS as a Knowledge River scholar at the University of Arizona and holds a BFA in phot... Read More →
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Selene Colburn

Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont
Selene Colburn is an Associate Library Professor at the University of Vermont, where she serves as an Assistant to the Dean of Libraries for External Relations. She received her BA at Bennington College and her master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College... Read More →
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Sarah Nagle

Creation and Innovation Services Librarian, Miami University Libraries
I am passionate about making and maker-centered learning for adults, both in informal environments and higher ed.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
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