Assessing Digital Collections Using DEIA

$200.00

Dates: November 7 - December 4

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course demonstrates how you can create and perform your own Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) assessment of your current digital collections (digitized archives and special collections). Focusing on the overwhelming need to make digital collections in libraries and museums less white, less ableist, less racist, and less bigoted, this course provides methodology and select literature on how you can conduct your own DEIA assessment, and how to actualize change in a post-assessment environment. This course will center on one principle each week, discussing how to improve your: diversity of digital items, representation in subject matter, digital collections' metadata and descriptions, and accessible formatting and presentation, respectfully. Performing a DEIA assessment on a regular basis will directly inform your practice, that of your colleagues, and will improve the field of digital librarianship.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course demonstrates how you can create and perform your own Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) assessment of your current digital collections (digitized archives and special collections). Focusing on the overwhelming need to make digital collections in libraries and museums less white, less ableist, less racist, and less bigoted, this course provides methodology and select literature on how you can conduct your own DEIA assessment, and how to actualize change in a post-assessment environment. This course will center on one principle each week, discussing how to improve your: diversity of digital items, representation in subject matter, digital collections’ metadata and descriptions, and accessible formatting and presentation, respectfully. Performing a DEIA assessment on a regular basis will directly inform your practice, that of your colleagues, and will improve the field of digital librarianship.

Mēgan A. Oliver

Mēgan A. Oliver Mēgan A. Oliver is a three-time graduate of the University of South Florida (Master of Science in Library in Information Science; Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology). After graduating from USF in 2011, Mēgan has worked as the Assistant Librarian at Florida State University’s Ringling Museum Library; as the Digital Collections Curator at State University of New York’s Purchase College; and as the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of South Carolina Libraries. She is currently Head of Digital Projects at the University of Missouri Kansas City and a lecturer at the iSchool, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are ethics in informatics and labor practice, the creation of sustainable digital products and services, and UX research in digital librarianship.

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