Continuing Education Committee

Breaking Below the Surface of Racism, Whiteness, and Implicit Bias

April Hathcock on Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries
Wednesday, April 27th from 2-3:30PM
Paley Library Lecture Hall

In a talk followed by Q&A, April Hathcock will discuss her recent research on diversity and inclusion in libraries. As Scholarly Communications Librarian at NYU Libraries, Hathcock educates the NYU research community on issues relating to access, ownership, and rights associated with the research lifecycle. Her research interests include cultural creation and exchange and the ways in which social and legal infrastructures benefit the works of certain groups over others, and she recently published “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS” with In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Continuing Education Committee

Girl Develop It: Technology Education for Women

Tuesday, April 19th from 2-3:00PM (lecture) and 3-5:00PM (workshop)
Paley Library Lecture Hall (lecture) and Digital Scholarship Center (workshop)

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. In this two-part lecture/Q&A and interactive workshop, Elise Wei and Tracy Russell from Girl Develop It Philadelphia will discuss their organization and mission, and then lead participants in an Intro to Programming Concepts workshop. Participants can choose to attend one or both parts of this event, but we will ask for separate registration for the workshop (look for a link in a later email). This event is co-sponsored by the Code Rascals group.

Continuing Education Committee

Hidden Disabilities at Temple

Monday, March 28th from 2-3:30PM
Paley Library Lecture Hall

“Hidden disabilities” (sometimes called “invisible disabilities”) refer to disabilities and associated medical conditions that may not be readily apparent to others, because people with these disabilities may not use a visible support or adaptive device (e.g., a wheelchair, use of sign language, a cane, etc.).

Jennifer Uber, Student Services Coordinator at Temple’s Disability Resources and Services office, will discuss hidden disabilities in the context of working with library patrons and colleagues.