POC in LIS Summit

POC in LIS Summit



The 2023 People of Color in Library & Information Science (POC in LIS) Summit took place on Friday, July 21, 2023 at Loyola Marymount University.

The mission of POC in LIS 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 BIPOC. 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.

The theme Thank You For Being A Friend invited submissions that challenge what is acceptable to present upon in LIS. As POC moving through the pandemic and returning to work, we are being called upon to accomplish a lot, often with very little time to reflect and develop our practice. Think of the summit as a supportive counterspace for reflection, exploration, commiseration, and experimentation among trusted colleagues.

This conference was hosted by the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University.

Have Questions? Email POCinLIS@gmail.com

Browse the contents of POC in LIS Summit:

2023 Schedule & Presentations
2021 Schedule & Presentations
2018 Schedule & Presentations