Digital Commonwealth's 17th Annual Conference
Facing the Digital Future: Addressing
Systemic Issues in Cultural Heritage
We are pleased to invite you to our 17th Annual Conference on Tuesday April 11, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will be held online through Zoom, and links will be sent out when it is closer to the date.
Jamillah R. Gabriel
Jamillah R. Gabriel is the Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University and a sixth-year PhD student in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. To better educate on the key components for collections to address issues of accessibility, diversity, and sustainability, Jamillah R. Gabriel will present "Standing the Test of Time: Building Resilient Collections."
Be sure to check our Conference 2023 page as we finalize our program!
More About Jamillah:
She holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies and Journalism from California State University, Long Beach, and an Associate in Arts in English from Cerritos College. Her professional experience includes 22 years in public and academic libraries as a librarian, archivist, and library paraprofessional. Her research focuses on issues at the nexus of information and race via a critical theorist lens and interrogates how hegemonic information systems and cultural heritage institutions impact Black people and communities. Other research interests include her dissertation study in information behavior where she examines the information needs of Black people, information literacy, data science, critical theory, Black radical thought, archives, and museums. Her published works can be found in the edited volume Deciding Where to Live: Information Studies on Where to Live, and in peer-reviewed journals Information Research, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, and Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. Jamillah is also the founder of Call Number, a book subscription box specializing in Black literature and authors, and co-host of LibVoices, a podcast that interviews BIPOC librarians and information professionals about their experiences in LIS.
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