Registration closes soon for MDL's online symposium on how to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in digital collections, which takes place Thursday, August 5th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The symposium will kick off with keynote speaker Mark Puente, the Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. Puente has a broad range and depth of experience in designing and managing programs focused on diversity recruitment and retention in archives and libraries, and is currently leading the formation and implementation of an organization-wide development strategy designed through an equity lens at Purdue.
A panel of five speakers addressing DEIA topics in their respective areas of expertise including Melanie Adams, Director, Anacostia Community Museum; Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham, Co-Founder, Museum Hue; Dr. Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland-College Park; Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library; and Dr. Anne Phibbs, Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives follows the keynote at 10:00 am.
The symposium will wrap up with an opportunity for all attendees to participate in breakout discussion rooms facilitated by MDL staff and colleagues. This event is free and open to the public. Register here to join us on August 5th - we look forward to seeing you!