On-Demand Webcasts: Diversity


On-Demand Webcasts: Diversity

From Curation and Preservation to Showcasing, the Role of Libraries in African Americans and the Arts
Black History Month Symposium

Join the San José State University School of Information at our Black History Month Symposium, “From Curation and Preservation to Showcasing, the Role of Libraries in African Americans and the Arts,” presented in partnership with the California Black Librarians Caucus.

The recording will be posted here as soon as it is available.


Indigenizing Archives through Digital Sovereignty, Digital Curation & Language Revitalization

The open-forum talk and discussion will draw on how archival best practices is currently being applied and indigenized at Cherokee Nation’s Language Department with the mindfulness that digital assets are more than just worthy of digital preservation; they are an irreplaceable cultural resource that act as one of the greatest tools for language revitalization efforts.

Jerrid Lee Miller is a Cherokee Nation citizen, US Army veteran and the current Language Archivist for the Cherokee Nation Language Department. He is working in tandem with both the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in developing a shared digital repository that will focus on language preservation and revitalization efforts for their shared digital materials.

This event is co-organized by the CIRCLE, MARA, and CPGE Academic EDISJ Committee.

The recording will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Latinos: Contributing to the Fabric of the Nation
Hispanic Heritage Month Symposium

Hispanic Heritage Month Symposium Sept 19 2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. This year, SJSU iSchool Health and Wellness Ambassador, Loida Garcia-Febo, is bringing a keynote featuring how library services to Latinos support social cohesion and the contributions of Latinos to the fabric of the nation, highlighting the field of librarianship.

A panel discussion with experts serving Latinos and Spanish speakers nationwide will bring insights about critical contributions librarians and library services make to Latinos to support culture, communication, diverse populations, education, financial security, health, gender equality, inclusion, immigration, wellbeing, and society in general. Additionally, speakers will discuss how libraries can better support Latinos and Spanish speakers, their education, and lifelong learning.

2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Symposium
Self-Care, Challenges, Solidarity: Asian American Women Leaders

AANHPI Heritage Symposium May 26, 2023

Join the San José State University School of Information for its symposium in recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The keynote presenters, Annie Pho and Alanna Aiko Moore, will discuss the barriers and challenges that AAPI women library leaders face, issues within the community and the role of self-care, and how we work towards solidarity in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and BIPOC communities at large. 

Webcast Dr. Eric Endlich Luna Nombrano Larsen

Your Voices Webinar: Neurodiversity and College

Join our fourth and final webinar in the Your Voices: Learning, Listening and Sharing series featuring speakers Dr. Eric Endlich and Luna Nombrano Larsen discussing “Neurodiversity and College.”

Colleges are increasingly striving to address concerns around diversity, equity and inclusion, and neurodiversity is an important part of this conversation. This interactive presentation will cover the basics of neurodiversity, how society benefits from neurodiversity, and the impact of neurodiversity on the college experience. Students, staff and faculty members will learn how to be supportive allies.

Webcast Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, MSS, MLIS

Your Voices Webinar: From Lady Bountiful to Librarian Cute: Tracing Race and Gender in LIS

Join our second webinar in the Your Voices: Learning, Listening and Sharing series featuring guest speaker Gina Schlesselman-Tarango.

Abstract: Through a discussion of her “The Legacy of Lady Bountiful: White Women in the Library” (2016) and “How Cute! Race, Gender, and Neutrality in Libraries” (2017), Gina Schlesselman-Tarango will trace some of the political work that is performed at the intersections of whiteness and gender in libraries, demonstrating how that which surfaces in our field is illustrative and often in service of larger racial projects. She will end with reflections on what whiteness studies can offer to LIS and where it might fall short.

Webcast Xan Goodman

Humble Leadership as a Humble Practice
Diversity Webinar Series

This 60-minute webinar introduces the concept of humble leadership. Humble leadership is a leadership style developed by Dr. Edgar Schien, MIT emeritus professor of organizational psychology. This webinar introduces the idea of humble leadership as a pathway to engage in leadership as a librarian. Our guest speaker shares her thoughts about humble leadership using a framework of cultural humility to situate humble leadership as a humble practice within a developing framework of cultural humility for librarianship.