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It's not too late to join us for the Minitex Technical Services Symposium, taking place on November 9th. Registration closes on Monday, November 8th. This year’s theme is Good Trouble: Activism and Ethics in Technical Services. The program will feature keynote speaker Beth Shoemaker, Rare Book Librarian at Emory University and co-chair of the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee, which released the Cataloging Code of Ethics in January 2021. The second keynote will be Kenda Zellner-Smith, founder of Save the Boards Minneapolis, which seeks to preserve the art created after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. There will be six additional breakout sessions to choose from on wide-ranging technical services topics, from the impact of empathy to specific how-tos and plenty in between.

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It's not too late to join us for the Minitex Technical Services Symposium, taking place on November 9th. Registration closes on Monday, November 8th and the fee to attend is $25.00. This year’s theme is Good Trouble: Activism and Ethics in Technical Services. A brief summary is below, or visit the website for the full program and to register for this event.  

The program will feature keynote speaker Beth Shoemaker, Rare Book Librarian at Emory University and co-chair of the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee, which released the Cataloging Code of Ethics in January 2021. The second keynote will be Kenda Zellner-Smith, founder of Save the Boards Minneapolis, which seeks to preserve the art created after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

6 breakout sessions will follow:

  • Recognizing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Ethical Co-working in Technical Services, Caterina Reed, Stony Brook University Libraries
  • Easy Ways to Decolonize the Catalog, Bobby Bothmann, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • You’ve Got Accessible Resources: Can Your Users Find Them?, Violet Fox; David Norris, St. Catherine University
  • Using SNAC to Highlight Women's Voices in Archival Description, Libby Hertenstein, Bowling Green State University
  • From the Back Room to the Front Line: Integrating DEI Primary Sources for Discovery, Faye Mazzia and Ying Zhang, University of Central Florida Libraries
  • Demographics of Cataloging and the New White Man's Burden, Preston Salisbury, Mississippi State University

View the full program and more information on the website: https://z.umn.edu/techservices2021

Written by

Sara Ring
Continuing Education Librarian
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