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A Conversation about Creating Equity and Inclusion in Our Metadata (ALL-SIS)


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (1pm - 2pm US/Central)


The ALL-SIS Continuing Education Committee is happy to announce Inclusion: Teaching, Terms, and Community, a series of webinars focused on how specific issues of equity and inclusion are being recognized and addressed by academic law libraries.

The second event in our series is A Conversation about Creating Equity and Inclusion in Our Metadata. What if a user was searching for information on immigration, and found that your library classified the information as related to "aliens" or, even worse, "illegal aliens"? Would that further isolate some of the people using your library catalog? This conversation with the experts will discuss what can and should be done now to make our catalogs more inclusive to all. It may take years for inappropriate subject headings to be changed officially. Let's talk about how we can make our metadata better now, and how we can influence others to do the same.

The speakers will include:

-- Moderator: Alicia Pearson, Technical Services Librarian, Schaffer Law Library, Albany Law School
-- Grace Lo, Reference Librarian & Lecturer in Law, Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford Law School
-- Margarita Pérez Martínez, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, University of Miami School of Law Library
-- Cate Kellett, Catalog and Government Documents Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School

This webinar is open to all AALL members. Register now.