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

Date: February 24, 2021
Moderator: Alicia Pearson, Albany Law School
Speakers: Grace Lo, Stanford Law School; Margarita Pérez Martínez, University of Miami School of Law Library; Cate Kellett, Yale Law School

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On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the ALL-SIS Continuing Education Committee held the panel “A Conversation about Creating Equity and Inclusion in Our Metadata,” the second installment of its series Inclusion: Teaching, Terms, and Community, a series focused on how specific issues of equity and inclusion are being recognized and addressed by academic law libraries.

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 discussed what can and should be done now to make our catalogs more inclusive to all, how we can make our metadata better now, and how we can influence others to do the same.

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