The People of Color in Library & Information Science (POC in LIS) Summit took place on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm PST.
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.
Thriving Together: Strengthening Our Identities through Community The theme Thriving Together centers on uplifting each other through community. As POC, our identities intersect in our work as we engage with systems of oppression within and outside of institutions. How can POC in LIS join together to create strong, diverse, and beautiful communities, online and in person?
This conference is funded by the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) SPIF Grant.