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RBMS BSC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Group -- Mentorship Program

  • 1.  RBMS BSC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Group -- Mentorship Program

    Posted May 24, 2024 12:42 PM


    I hope this message finds you well. I'm writing on behalf of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Group, a subgroup of the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts' Bibliographic Standard Committee. Formed in 2019, the Steering Group develops and executes projects aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in rare materials cataloging (the practice and the professional community). We are hoping you can help us out!

    One of our initiatives is creating an online platform for people from marginalized communities who are interested in cataloging and metadata work to connect with one another. We are thinking of hosting this space on Discord. To help us determine if this is the right fit, please fill out this short survey (it shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes). The form is anonymous and allows you to add detailed comments. The form will close on June 14, 2024.

    The link:

    If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact me []. In the meantime, thank you for your time and attention.

    All best,


    Philippe Mongeau
    Metadata Librarian
    University of Delaware