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. The hope is to distill ideas for encouraging census and voter participation among those with disabilities, households experiencing e-inequality, people of color, foreign-born groups, LGBTQIA+ communities, and those re-entering society or detaching themselves from incarceration. Given the controversial upcoming 2020 election and decennial census count, both of which pose important implications for our organizations, the topic of civic engagement necessitates dedicated attention. At stake is the social inclusion of disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities. We ask, “What is the role of information centers in facilitating civic participation?”
Presenting at CIDLIS is an excellent way to share your ideas and innovations with professionals, academics, students, and government representatives who genuinely want to promote change in the LIS field. We welcome proposal submissions. The deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, September 6, 2018.
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.”
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