Upcoming Webcasts

Blockchain DLT: Records, Rewards and Risks
MARA Guest Lecture

Blockchain is a decentralized, immutable, and cryptographically secure distributed ledger technology (DLT), broadly used to eliminate the need for trust in data transfer. Blockchain technologies are being explored for diverse applications across numerous market sectors—but the application is not without risks. Guided by a moderator, the four panelists will provide a brief review of the technology, present uses cases, explore questions asked by practicing records managers, and explain the risk and audit considerations that must be examined before implementing a blockchain solution.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/98577249394?pwd=Umx2d3VrdnI5ejZZMTNuZmxldU5Tdz09
Password: BC2020

Webcasts Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros

Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative
Diversity Webinar Series

The K’acha Willaykuna Knowledge Equity Working Group actively explores stewardship of indigenous knowledge works through decolonial information practices. Through discussions, flash-lectures, hands-on workshops and community projects, the group actively works to support the preservation of Indigenous knowledge in response to marked knowledge equity gaps of non-Western languages, cultures and histories. This session will reflect on the role of cultural humility in the development of the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative as an example of closing the gap between EDI values and practice.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/375613499​

Webcasts Mimosa Shah

Beyond Platitudes: Making EDI Actionable
Diversity Webinar Series

Diversity and equity are fundamental values of librarianship. How can we take these values and make them actionable at our respective organizations? Learn how to create and sustain an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee at your library, including how to set goals, write a charge statement, and strategies that can be used to promote continuing education for staff on topics related to equity, indigeneity, accessibility, and inclusion. 

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Linkhttps://sjsu.zoom.us/j/979888668

Webcasts Twanna Hodge

Integrating Cultural Humility into Librarianship
Diversity Webinar Series

In this session, participants will learn the concept of cultural humility, the difference between cultural competency and cultural humility, the rationale for integrating cultural humility into librarianship, and the several recommendations on how to do so.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Linkhttps://sjsu.zoom.us/j/480826421

Webcasts Max Macias

Moving Beyond Diversity to Anti-Oppression
Diversity Webinar Series

A presentation on how to incorporate anti-racist ideas, concepts and actions that can act as a model for anti-oppression library practices. Participants will be able to:

  • explain the concept of anti-racism 
  • identify racist policies, procedures and practices in their library
  • apply anti-racist concepts in the library
  • critique current library policies with an anti-racist analysis

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/763895527​