POCinLIS Summit: Empowering Collaborations
July 13, 2018 | Loyola Marymount University 9:15am - 4:30pm | Reception to Follow
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.
Learn more about the POCinLIS Summit Keynote Speakers, Eva Rios-Alvarado, Nancy Olmos, and Suzanne Im, LOC-LA Creators, here.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.
Questions? Email POCinLIS@gmail.com
This summit is sponsored by the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University.