Please join us for the first meeting of the EDI Book Club! This will be an introductory meeting to ease our way into the vast world of EDI work, and to get a feel for what you all want to be learning about.
When: Wednesday, October 12th from 11-12pm
Topic: Why EDI in Academic Libraries?
Introduction (p. 1-7): Lee, C., Lym, B., & Bryant, T. (Eds.). (2022). Implementing excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion: A handbook for academic libraries. Association of College & Research Libraries.
CARL Definitions for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: https://www.carl-abrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/CARL-Definitions-for-Equity-Diversity-Inclusion-and-Belonging.pdf
Why are there EDI initiatives in academic libraries?
What is your personal understanding of and relationship to EDI work?
Where do you see EDI work happening in the BCIT libraries? Where do you see room for improvement?
“Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship” from In The Library With The Lead Pipe: https://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2015/why-diversity-matters-a-roundtable-discussion-on-racial-and-ethnic-diversity-in-librarianship/
“Not Cis in LIS: A Roundtable Discussion about being Trans in Libraries” from the BCLA: https://bclaconnect.ca/perspectives/2019/09/05/not-cis-in-lis-a-roundtable-discussion-about-being-trans-in-libraries/
“Reflections On Resistance, Decolonization, and the Historical Trauma of Libraries and Academia” by Nicola Andrews: https://osf.io/preprints/lissa/mva35/
"Keeping Up With... Critical Librarianship" from ACRL: https://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/critlib
OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series: “Welcome to the Library: Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives” given by Trevor A. Dawes: https://www.oclc.org/research/events/2016/11-21.html