Now in its 11th year, the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science (CIDLIS) is the first and longest-running event that centers equity, diversity, and inclusion in LIS. It will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at the Nyumburu Cultural Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.
This year’s theme— Everyone Counts: Civic Engagement Among Vulnerable Communities—encourages all who are involved or interested in LIS to contemplate the ways in which we can champion civic engagement among marginalized groups. Everyone deserves to be included.
Delivering the keynote address will be Dr. Clara M. Chu, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and President-Elect of ASIS&T. Dr. Chu’s talk is entitled, “Be, Belong, Become: Civic Engagement, Vulnerable Communities, Information and Libraries.”
Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The documentary Change the Subject tells the story of a group of college students and librarians who challenged biased library subject headings – all the way to the halls of Congress. This powerful film shows how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. Film trailer: https://go.umd.edu/
6:00 PM Film Screening & Discussion with Co-Producer Jill E. Baron
This is a free event. All are welcome to join us, no registration is required.
Fri, November 1, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
University of Maryland
Nyumburu Cultural Center
4018 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Qustions or Concerns? Contact Us:
Dr. Ana Ndumu, CIDLIS ’19 co-organizer
Dr. Renee Hill, CIDLIS ’19 co-organizer