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 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.

The recording will be posted in about two weeks.

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. 

Questions, comments, and concerns can be directed to yourvoices.sjsu@gmail.com