Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion
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<span style="font-weight: 400;">Saturday July 20</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Breakout session 2, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">12:15-1:00pm</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Session name: </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Diversity and Inclusion</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitator: Matt C.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Note taker: Jennifer E.</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Introductions</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Topics that came up: </span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Representation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">zines as an educating force to expose young people to other perspectives</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Curation &amp; starting a zine collection</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">countering elitism/hegemony in art libraries</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">inclusive spaces</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">health disparities</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">shutting up &amp; getting out of the way, using power to lift others up and create inclusive spaces</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">inclusiveness in makerspaces, generous exclusion - Marijel (Maggie) Melo</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Building Safe Spaces</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to create safe spaces without policing people?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Responsibility of being an authority figure (in the classroom) - calling a bad action bad if you see it</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Statement about a safer space, laying out expectations </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Code of Conduct - post it at your event, enforce it </span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">De-escalation training, have a point of contact for zine fest tablers to contact if they are in a tough/uncomfortable/violent/unsafe situation </span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Community agreement - discuss parameters, give people buy-in by creating an agreement together.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Refer to Code of Conduct for this conference: </span><a href="http://zinelibraries.info/events/zine-librarian-unconferences/zluc-organizers-toolkit/#conduct"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://zinelibraries.info/events/zine-librarian-unconferences/zluc-organizers-toolkit/#conduct</span></a></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inclusive Spaces</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Librarian conferences are white spaces (librarianship is an 80% white profession) - conversations about diversity &amp; inclusion are fraught, people often don’t know how to respond </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Embracing embarrassment and uncomfortable moments in order to move beyond mistakes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lack of conversation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Diversity as a buzzword rather than an action and a practice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will make mistakes, and we will talk about it as part of a community conduct agreement</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">De-escalation training as part of a conference like this, seeking out professional development opportunities</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reading circle to learn how to talk about race</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bystander intervention, using your voice to preempt violence when you see it </span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Getting out of the way vs. speaking up</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Doing the work but not being a white savior</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Community partnerships</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Explicit goals in collection development, strategic planning in general</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not expecting people from marginalized communities to be the only ones doing the work, while centralizing marginalized voices</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Racist imagery in old yearbooks - endless meetings, lots of anxiety, no action</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Verbal asterisks” when showing historical objects in closed stacks &amp; pointing people to resources</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Context and information literacy are our jobs too!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Presenting without lecturing</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Getting into leadership in order to make change</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Again, not expecting PoC &amp; marginalized communities to do the work, but using power </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lip service vs. action</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> &nbsp;
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