2020.10.20 Digital Library Pedagogy Twitter Chat
"Engaging in the work of anti-racism in your library"
According to ALA’s 2017 Strategic Plan, “Libraries play a crucial role in empowering diverse populations for full participation in a democratic society.” However, our systems have been developed in a context permeated by institutional racism. How do we rebuild our digital services and collections to come closer to our strongly held ideals? How can we make our practice of librarianship into a radical act of hope for an anti-racist future? Share your experiences and aspirations in conversation with us during our Twitter chat.
Co-hosts are Iris Jastram (@ijastram) and Sarah Calhoun (@sarahdcalhoun) of Carleton College.
Recommended reading ahead of time (optional): "Reimagining Primary Source Searching to Help Dismantle Institutional Racism" by Iris Jastram (2020)
The Digital Library Pedagogy working group, also known as #DLFteach, is part of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). For this and all our work, we follow the DLF Code of Conduct. Please review it prior to this online event and adhere to it during it.
This chat is at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Questions will be tweeted from the @CLIRDLF handle. Join in and follow by tweeting with and looking at the #DLFteach hashtag from your own account. Questions? Contact the #DLFteach coordinator. All are welcome!
- Thursday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. Central Mark your calendars for the next #DLFteach Twitter chat: "Engaging in the work of anti-racism in your library." Converse with us Tuesday, October 20, at 8 pm Eastern / 7 Central with @ijastram and @sarahdcalhoun! Details, including optional pre-reading, here: https://wiki.diglib.org/2020.10.20_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat
- Monday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. Central Join us to consider anti-racism in libraries at the next #DLFteach Twitter chat tomorrow at 8 pm Eastern / 7 Central with co-hosts with @ijastram & @sarahdcalhoun. All are welcome! Details + questions: https://wiki.diglib.org/2020.10.20_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat See also the code of conduct: https://www.diglib.org/about/code-of-conduct/
- Tuesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. Central This evening at 7 pm Central, please join our next #DLFteach Twitter chat! We're talking about "Engaging in the work of anti-racism in your library." Participate with or follow the #DLFteach hashtag! Info & questions at https://wiki.diglib.org/2020.10.20_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat
- Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Central Welcome! We're starting this month's #DLFteach Twitter chat on "Engaging in the work of anti-racism in your library.” Co-hosts are Iris Jastram (@ijastram) and Sarah Calhoun (@sarahdcalhoun)
- Tuesday, 7:01 p.m. Central Follow via the #DLFteach hashtag from your Twitter account. Questions will be tweeted at intervals during this hour from @CLIRDLF. When you tweet your responses from your account, use both the hashtag and the question number (e.g., include "A1" when responding to Q1). Thank you!
- Tuesday, 7:02 p.m. Central The Digital Library Pedagogy working group, known as #DLFteach, is part of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). For tonight's event and all our work, we follow the DLF Code of Conduct. Please adhere to this code of conduct as you participate. https://www.diglib.org/about/code-of-conduct/
- Tuesday, 7:04 p.m. Central Let's get started! First, participants and hosts: introduce yourselves! #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:09 p.m. Central Thank you for introducing yourselves and joining us this evening! Conversation questions will now be tweeted from the @CLIRDLF handle. Ready? Here we go! #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. Central Q1: [Self-reflection] What have you uncovered in your library work (pedagogy, metadata, search algorithms, etc.) that could benefit from reexamination from an anti-racist perspective? #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. Central Q2: [Professional development] Who are some library folks, especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), that you read/follow/recommend, and return to or learn from about anti-racism in libraries? #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Central Q3: [Pragmatism] Acknowledging that we don’t always have the power to completely fix the problems we see, tell us about a time when you tried to mitigate institutionally racist structures around you (authority, funding, database design, etc.). What was the outcome? #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. Central Q4: [Idealism] Given unlimited money and time, what is the first change you would make to a digital library system that you work with often to make it more anti-racist? #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:50 p.m. Central Q5 (last one): [Advocacy] What advocacy step(s) can you take to encourage anti-racist changes in library-related digital products, whether local or 3rd party, including things like digital collections & library discovery tools? #DLFteach
- Tuesday, 7:57 p.m. Central Many thanks for contributing to this #DLFteach chat! We will archive the conversation and post it on the #DLFteach wiki, so check here for the record in the next few days: https://wiki.diglib.org/2020.10.20_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat
- Tuesday, 7:58 p.m. Central Learn more about #DLFteach, what we do, and how you can get involved! https://wiki.diglib.org/Pedagogy
- Tuesday, 7:59 p.m. Central Also, consider joining our Google Group to stay updated! #DLFteach https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlf-pedagogy
- Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. Central Look for #DLFteach Twitter chats every other month! Save the date for our next one Tuesday, December 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern with a topic of "Reflecting on digital library pedagogy in a strange 2020, and what can #DLFteach do in 2021 to support our community"