ALCTS e-Forum: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services

ALCTS e-Forum: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services

February 28 – March 1, 2017

Moderated by Emily Drabinski, Paolo P. Gujilde, and Harrison W. Inefuku

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

  • Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical and strategic values that librarians work to integrate into their collections and services. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, this discussion will address equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, and inclusion and advocacy in cataloging.

  • Why do equity, diversity and inclusion matter in U.S. libraries?

  • How are librarians integrating these values into their technical services work?

  • What would an inclusive collection, catalog, and scholarly communications policy look like?

  • What challenges do librarians face when working toward equity and inclusion?


Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction (Long Island University, Brooklyn). Drabinski edits Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She also serves on the editorial board of Radical Teacher and as secretary of the Long Island University Faculty Federation Local 3998 NYSUT/AFT/AFL-CIO.

Paolo P. Gujilde, Coordinator of Collection Development (Georgia Southern University). Gujilde manages Zach S. Henderson Library’s general collections, from selection to assessment. His research interests include library collection assessment and diversity and inclusion in academic libraries.

Harrison W. Inefuku, Co-Lead of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department and Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian (Iowa State University). He oversees the library’s institutional repository and library publishing programs. He holds a dual MAS/MLIS degree from the University of British Columbia and has presented and published on diversity and inclusion in archives and scholarly communication.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit confevents/upcoming/e-forum

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA’s Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. ( confevents/upcoming/e-forum/ sympa)

If you have any problems, please contact

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*


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