POC in LIS Summit


POCinLIS Summit: Empowering Collaborations

July 13, 2018 | Loyola Marymount University
9:15am - 4:30pm | Reception to Follow

Deadline extended to April 20, 2018!
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The inaugural People of Color in Library & Information Science (POCinLIS) Summit will take place on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at Loyola Marymount University from 9:15am-4:30pm, reception to follow. The summit is free. Parking is $15.

The mission of POCinLIS Summit is to create a productive and brave space for people of color, especially women and marginalized identities, working in the information sector. Individuals will have the opportunity to explore their work in LIS and their intersecting identities as POC+. This summit invites participants to challenge their roles and actions as information workers and aims to collectively establish rules of engagement and discourse. We acknowledge that dominant narratives may be disrupted. This space is created to support the research of POC librarians and create a network of POC information workers for future collaboration and self-care.

Empowering Collaborations

We strive to highlight and empower the voices of people of color in LIS, particularly their research and work educating our peers on what “diversity, inclusions, and accessibility” should look like in librarianship. We urge participants to explore their own passions and interests and seek collaborations with their POC peers, even if those ideas are not directly related to diversity and inclusion. We welcome projects and research that are in progress.

We welcome session tracks addressing, but not limited to:
  • Critical Analysis of Diversity and Inclusion Work in LIS (Anti-Racism vs. Non-Racism, Noise vs. Action, Grassroots Organizing in LIS Spaces)
  • Recruitment and Retention of POC in LIS
  • Collegiality as Self Care
  • Developing A Professional Identity
  • Women of Color in Leadership
  • The Tenure-Track Process
  • Skill Development in Research and Methods
  • Sharing Research Interests and Building Support Systems
  • Accessibility & Barriers to Access in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

  • All sessions will be 20 minutes long and may take one of the following formats:
    • Presentation
    • Digital Poster Presentation
    • Non-Traditional*
    • *Feeling Creative? If your proposal is outside the above formats, please feel free to select this format and provide more information on submission form.

    Library students and library employees are invited to submit proposals. Abstracts should be 300 words. Deadline extended to April 20, 2018.

    Questions? Email POCinLIS@gmail.com

    This summit is sponsored by the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University.

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