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ELUNA learns - DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) (On Demand Viewing Registration)

  • 1 Dec 2021
  • 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 31 Dec 2022
  • 4:00 PM (EST)
  • On Demand - Access for a year post event.
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Each session contains multiple presentations and will cost $25 per attendee. The $25 registration fee is per session per attendee for the live session and/or on demand recording.  The registration and on-demand link are registered to each individual participant's email address. 

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ELUNA learns – DEI Initiatives 

December 1, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST  

  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm. Introduction.  
  • 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Search Advisory Group Update
  • 2:05 pm - 2:10 pm. Break 
  • 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm. Changing the Name of the Tulsa Race Riot to Tulsa Race Massacre in LCSH 
  • 2:40 pm - 2:45 pm. 5-minute Break  
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm. Unsettling Authorities in Alma and Primo 
  • 3:15 pm - 3:20 pm. 5-minute Break  
  • 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm. Personalizing Professional Development with Skilltype: Rethinking Training Discovery and Assessment for Information Professionals Using Linked Data and AI. 

Note, schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in Search Advisory Group Update. Allen Jones, The New School; Judith Fraenkel, Ex Libris. 

This session will update participants on the activities and the features promoted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Search Applications group.  We will discuss findings from the Summer survey, where over 130 institutions participated and talk about the directions it implies for future work, particularly in the handling of derogatory language.  it is clear that there is a wide range of opinions- from letting SACO handle the issue of subject headings, reaction of local subject headings, and the wholesale adoption of alternative thesauri.  We will discuss the need for tools, both within the discovery service as well as the resource management platform. We will conclude with a discussion about the next phase of this group's work.

From “Riot” To “Massacre”: Crafting A Successful Proposal to Change A LC Subject Heading. Jay Shorten, University of Oklahoma; Kari Antell, University of Oklahoma. 

Librarians from the University of Oklahoma will present the work that had to be done in order to get the official Library of Congress Subject Heading changed from "Tulsa Race Riot" to "Tulsa Race Massacre.” 

Unsettling Authorities in Alma and Primo. Erin Elzi, University of Denver; Karl Pettitt, University of Denver. 

This presentation will present the work being done at the University of Denver (DU) Libraries to address issues around name and subject authorities for Indigenous peoples of the stolen land referred to as North America, specifically to replace subject headings including, and related to, Indians of North America, and to enhance the LCNAF name authorities that are based off entities acknowledged by the Bureau of Indian affairs. This session will discuss the background for this work, and the processes that DU is doing in Alma and Primo to implement the changes. 

Personalizing Professional Development with Skilltype: Rethinking Training Discovery and Assessment for Information Professionals Using Linked Data and AI. Tony Zanders, Skilltype (Gold Sponsor) 

With the proliferation of online training and development, finding the right training resource at the right time has become an increasing challenge. Keeping track of our learning and development and communicating it to key stakeholders remains a tedious undertaking. In 2018, software entrepreneur and library technology executive Tony Zanders conducted research and development with 5 Ex Libris libraries to design a skills management platform for librarians and their teams called Skilltype. In this talk, attendees will be introduced to the role core competency frameworks and strategic plans play in organizing the world of library professional development resources. Presenters will demonstrate how librarians are using Skilltype to discover resources from around the world that are relevant to their personal and organizational goals, while discussing the role learning activity plays in helping managers make more data-driven talent decisions.