Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services

Tuesday, 2/28/2017 - Wednesday, 3/1/2017
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)
Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical and strategic values that librarians work to integrate into their collections and services. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, this discussion will address equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, and inclusion and advocacy in cataloging.
  • Why do equity, diversity and inclusion matter in U.S. libraries?
  • How are librarians integrating these values into their technical services work?
  • What would an inclusive collection, catalog, and scholarly communications policy look like?
  • What challenges do librarians face when working toward equity and inclusion?

Learning Outcomes

This discussion will enable interested librarians to share strategies for working toward equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries. Participants will develop an understanding of the importance of this work and a toolbox they can implement in their home institutions.

Who Should Attend

This discussion will be helpful to library staff at all levels who share a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries.


Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction (Long Island University, Brooklyn). Drabinski edits Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She also serves on the editorial board of Radical Teacher and as secretary of the Long Island University Faculty Federation Local 3998 NYSUT/AFT/AFL-CIO.

Paolo P. Gujilde, Coordinator of Collection Development (Georgia Southern University). Gujilde manages Zach S. Henderson Library’s general collections, from selection to assessment. His research interests include library collection assessment and diversity and inclusion in academic libraries.

Harrison W. Inefuku, Co-Lead of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department and Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian (Iowa State University). He oversees the library’s institutional repository and library publishing programs. He holds a dual MAS/MLIS degree from the University of British Columbia and has presented and published on diversity and inclusion in archives and scholarly communication.




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