Event Title

POC in LIS Cohorts

Event Type

Presentation

Start Date

23-7-2021 1:05 PM

End Date

23-7-2021 2:05 PM

Description

According to ALA Diversity Counts Survey (2012), librarians of color (African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American including Alaska Native, Two or more races, and Latino) made up only 12% of the profession. Building community in the form of cohorts is a vital opportunity that allows librarians of color to connect with one another and provide support while navigating a profession that is predominantly white.

In this presentation, the panelists will discuss different types of cohorts that exist in POC in LIS circles. We conclude by presenting a call to action and ask participants how they might define a cohort, to identify cohorts they may be currently part of, and encourage those to consider creating cohorts of their own in and outside of their respective institutions. Our panel format will include a 45-minute informative discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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POC in LIS Cohorts

According to ALA Diversity Counts Survey (2012), librarians of color (African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American including Alaska Native, Two or more races, and Latino) made up only 12% of the profession. Building community in the form of cohorts is a vital opportunity that allows librarians of color to connect with one another and provide support while navigating a profession that is predominantly white.

In this presentation, the panelists will discuss different types of cohorts that exist in POC in LIS circles. We conclude by presenting a call to action and ask participants how they might define a cohort, to identify cohorts they may be currently part of, and encourage those to consider creating cohorts of their own in and outside of their respective institutions. Our panel format will include a 45-minute informative discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A.