Monday, September 6, 2021


 BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! We have ANOTHER NEW Augusta Baker lecture series this fall! Introducing #CriticalConversationsInLIS! 🎉 Which is based on @UofSC_iSchool's Critical Cultural Information Studies Course.

Check out the Baker site for more information and registration links. We begin September 16th! Please join us for tough, enlightening, action focused conversations! 

Course Description:
This course examines how issues of diversity, social justice, race, gender and sexuality are represented in the information professions and will study how these social imperatives affect, and are affected by, information technologies. Socially constructed (mis)representations (or lack of representations) of race, gender and sexual identity will be critically examined in different settings as they intersect, overlap, and impact the information use, technology practices, and the design of information resources and services in the processes of creation, organization, and dissemination of information in library and information science and related fields. This course will also provide a historical and contemporary overview of social justice and advocacy work in librarianship during the 20th and 21st centuries. The role of information services in social action will also be explored and the course will introduce prominent philosophical and pedagogical concepts related to social justice, as well as researchers and proponents of marginalized or “underserved” groups.

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