Design for Diversity: Closing Forum
Are you interested in education and advocacy for more inclusive information systems in libraries, archives, and museums? The Design for Diversity project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, focuses on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, asking how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing.
As part of this project we are building a collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive and ethical practices in information sciences and system design. It will include an expanding set of materials including sample assignments, curricular modules, suggested readings, and case studies, and the Digital Library Federation will eventually host the Toolkit as a growing community-driven resource.
Join us on August 23, 2018 to hear about what we’ve learned through the past two years and give a thorough review to the draft teaching and learning Toolkit, which will be published in November 2018.
We also invite attendees interested in creating additional content for the Toolkit to apply to attend the Writing Sprint on the second day, August 24, 2018. Please apply separately for the Writing Sprint.
Agenda: August 23
9:00 Welcome and breakfast
9:30 Project Report (Design for Diversity Grant Team)
10:45 Toolkit Website: Group Review and Discussion (Design for Diversity Grant Team and forum participants)
1:00 Guided Q&A: Archives in the Field: The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (Rhonda Jones)
Rhonda D. Jones holds a doctorate in History from Howard University, a MA in Library Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a MA in Public History, also from Howard University. An experienced public humanities scholar, archivist, writer, researcher, oral historian, and digital storyteller, she has authored and offered research on African American history, United States history, the Civil Rights Movement, the Jim Crow era, archival theory and methodology, digital curation and cultural memory at the state, national and international levels. Currently she serves as the Lead Archivist for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice (CRRJ) Program at Northeastern University School of Law, which centers on the difficult history of investigating and documenting racial violence against African Americans in the U.S. South, 1930-1970, especially those in which there is no direct evidence, or those in which analysis of evidence is particularly difficult.
2:45 Where Do We Go From Here? Applications and Next Steps
Trevor Muñoz (Interim Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research at the University of Maryland Libraries), Giordana Mecagni (Head, Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections), and Des Alaniz (Northeastern University Libraries, Digital Scholarship Group). Rebecca Davis (Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science) and Janet Ceja (Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science) respondents.
Writing Sprint: August 24
We also invite attendees interested in creating additional content for the Toolkit to apply to attend the Writing Sprint on the second day, August 24. Please apply separately for the Writing Sprint here: https://northeastern.libcal.com/event/4248938