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Racism Isn’t Just an American Problem: International EDI Issues in Information Science [SDGs 10, 16]
Time:
Wednesday, 28/Oct/2020:
4:00pm - 5:30pm


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ID: 457 / [Single Presentation of ID 457]: 1
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Accelerator Series
Topics: Technology; Culture; and Society
Keywords: diversity, intenational, race

Racism Isn’t Just an American Problem: International EDI Issues in Information Science [SDGs 10, 16]

Toni Samek1, Loriene Roy2, Michelle Martin3, R. David Lankes4

1University of Alberta, Canada; 2University of Texas at Austin, USA; 3University of Washington, USA; 4University of South Carolina, USA

Pioneering Black librarian Dr. E.J. Josey told the global library and information science (LIS) community in 1998 that it had a problem with race. And now in 2020, that problem remains, in addition to a lack of literature related to race and a lack of diverse LIS professionals. This panel features LIS leaders with deep roots and connections to diverse international LIS communities. They will discuss their experiences and posit thoughts on how the problem of race might truly become a serious global discussion and area of action and advocacy. Josey, E. J. (1998). Remarks on racism, international relations and librarianship. Progressive Librarian, 15, 62-64.



 
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