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.

Continuing Education Committee

Program on Gender, Sexuality, and Inclusion

December 1, 2015
Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1:00-3:00 PM

Temple’s Wellness Resource Center presents a modified interactive training on gender and sexuality inclusiveness and will review LGBTQIA terminology, assumptions, forms of oppression, resources, the role of an ally, and support techniques. The goal of this modified Safe Zone LGBTQIA Ally Program training is to foster an affirming campus environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex or asexual identified students and staff.

Continuing Education Committee

Diversity in the Archives: Preserving Ephemeral Activist Culture

November 17, 2015
Paley Library Lecture Hall, 2:00 PM

Bergis Jules (University of California Riverside Libraries), Meredith Evans (Washington University in St. Louis) and Ed Summers (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) will describe their experiences archiving and preserving tweets and social media documenting Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter. Margery Sly and Justin Hill of Temple Libraries will discuss their experiences collecting and preserving the history of the Occupy Philadelphia movement. The panelists will discuss the challenges related to the acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of non-traditional records, such as born-digital materials and media-based materials that can easily be altered or lost. The speakers represent diverse archival, cultural, and technical backgrounds, and will share their experience collecting media and film records, human rights and government records, community-created records, and social media records. 

Continuing Education Committee

Living in a Diverse World: The Impact of Social Diversity

September 29, 2015
Paley Library Lecture Hall, 2:00-3:30 PM

An interactive workshop to explore the impact that diversity and social identity has on our daily lives, including how they inform our attitudes, behaviors, and interactions and to strategize how an inclusive campus enivronment can be created.


Continuing Education Committee

April 21, 2014

Nancy Turner, Assessment and Organizational Performance Librarian, will give a presentation on assessment within the context of library functions and services at the Libraries, with a focus on issues relating to digital collections, instruction, and librarians’ development of new skills.


Continuing Education Committee

March 25, 2014

Presentation by Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria, and Georgia Guthrie, Philadelphia’s Hactory, on the emerging trend of makerspaces, which provide collaborative spaces designed for individuals with shared interests in digital technology and creativity.

Continuing Education Committee

February 20, 2014

Timothy Deliyannides, Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head, Information Technology at the University of Pittsburgh, spoke on issues relating to open source publishing and the changing role of the university press.