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

Webcasts Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, MSS, MLIS

Join our second webinar in the Your Voices: Learning, Listening and Sharing series! 

Under the direction of Dr. Michele A.L. Villagran (she/her/ellá), Assistant Professor, Chair of the iSchool Diversity Committee, and Chair of the CPGE Academic EDI Committee; with the assistance of Student Assistant, Kara (K. René) Price okis (they/she/y’all), Mvskoke Creek; “Your Voices: Learning, Listening, and Sharing” aims to capture students’ voices in a space that allows conversations among underrepresented students to occur.

Your Voices project consists of three elements: four (4) EDI-focused webinars, four (4) community learning space (CLS) sessions, and four (4) quarterly e-newsletters occurring in the academic year 2022-2023.

Please visit the Your Voices site to learn more about each element and how you can participate. All current SJSU School of Information and Applied Data Science students are welcome to join the CLS sessions, and we want to hear from you for inclusion of your perspectives, stories, and voices related to EDI through our e-newsletter. 

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Please join the SJSU School of Information for a Your Voices Diversity webcast. Gina Schlesselman-Tarango is our guest speaker.

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.

Please register in advance to attend this webcast:

The webcast will be recorded.

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