The People of Color in Library & Information Science (POCinLIS) Summit, planned to take place on July 24, 2020, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
We hope to safely host the Summit in 2021 or later, please stay posted for the new date. Thank you for your interest and support in our mission to create a productive and brave space for people of color. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns: POCinLIS@gmail.com
Mission of POCinLIS Summit
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. Information workers will have the opportunity to explore their work in LIS as POC and their intersecting identities as POC+ and information workers. This summit invites participants to challenge and interrogate their roles and actions as information workers. This summit aims to collectively establish rules of engagement and discourse, acknowledging 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.