Event Title

Lightning Talk (5 min): Equitable Collections: Bringing A Critical Eye to Collection Development

Presenter Information

Nicholas Norton, Cornell Law School

Start Date

12-8-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

12-8-2021 12:35 PM

Description

Abstract

This presentation will give a brief overview of strategies to curate queer content already present in academic institutions and how to strategically bolster collections of these materials to amplify LGBTQ scholars. Strategies will include creating resource guides uplifting diverse and intersectional voices, vendor advocacy to ensure equitable collection practices and locating open access resources on this topic.

Speaker bio

Nicholas Norton is the Research Resources and Inclusivity Initiatives librarian at Cornell Law Library. Prior to joining Cornell, Norton completed his M.L.I.S, J.D., and B.A. in Asian Studies at Wayne State University. Beyond legal research, Norton has community organizing experience in political, electoral, and issue-based campaigns. From serving as Research Director for 501c4 organization Florida Watch Action to playing a key role on President Biden's Voter Protection team in Michigan's largest county, Norton aims to close information gaps, increase public engagement, and distill complex policy topics into digestible formats. Visit gaylawlibrarian.com for more information.

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Aug 12th, 12:00 PM Aug 12th, 12:35 PM

Lightning Talk (5 min): Equitable Collections: Bringing A Critical Eye to Collection Development

Abstract

This presentation will give a brief overview of strategies to curate queer content already present in academic institutions and how to strategically bolster collections of these materials to amplify LGBTQ scholars. Strategies will include creating resource guides uplifting diverse and intersectional voices, vendor advocacy to ensure equitable collection practices and locating open access resources on this topic.

Speaker bio

Nicholas Norton is the Research Resources and Inclusivity Initiatives librarian at Cornell Law Library. Prior to joining Cornell, Norton completed his M.L.I.S, J.D., and B.A. in Asian Studies at Wayne State University. Beyond legal research, Norton has community organizing experience in political, electoral, and issue-based campaigns. From serving as Research Director for 501c4 organization Florida Watch Action to playing a key role on President Biden's Voter Protection team in Michigan's largest county, Norton aims to close information gaps, increase public engagement, and distill complex policy topics into digestible formats. Visit gaylawlibrarian.com for more information.