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Free webinar! Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion 6/10 at 11:00 AM ET // 8:00 AM PT

  • 1.  Free webinar! Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion 6/10 at 11:00 AM ET // 8:00 AM PT

    Posted May 07, 2021 09:22 AM

    Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion

    Event Date: June 10 at 11:00 AM ET // 8:00 AM PT
    More information and registration form: https://www.choice360.org/webinars/improving-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-in-scholarly-publications-a-panel-discussion/

    Summary:

    As a community, how can we work together to ensure equitable representation of all scholars in library collections? Our upcoming discussion with experts in this area will tackle the challenges of and solutions for improving diversity and inclusion in research materials and scholarly publications. 

    Panel members include:

    • Dr. Lady J, Director of Programming, Education & Outreach at Studio West 117 and dissertation author on transgender and LGBTQ+ performance history
    • Parneshia Jones, Director of Northwestern University Press 
    • Roberto C. Delgadillo, Student Services Librarian at University of California-Davis
    • Salman Hussain, a graduate student in history and anthropology at the University of Michigan

    From this session, participants will come away with a better understanding of:

    • Perspectives of academic authors, researchers and publishers working to provide more diverse and inclusive representation in scholarly works
    • How to work with vendors to incorporate these resources into collections and curricula
    • How to help library users discover and access scholarly works from diverse viewpoints and identities
    • Why doing so is critical for the success of students and researchers in every discipline
    More information and registration form: https://www.choice360.org/webinars/improving-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-in-scholarly-publications-a-panel-discussion/


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