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2014 Off to a Good Start

The spring 2014 semester here at Simmons has started strong for the PLG. We have had one talk for the Anti-Racism Working Group series titled “Race and Racism in the Archives” presented by Professor Joel Blanco-Rivera, which you can watch here: http://youtu.be/ZKPNZknjl5c. You can also see Professor Blanco-Rivera’s slides which include some fantastic resources here RacePresentation.

This Friday, February 28, from 6:30-7:30pm don’t miss “Race and Racism in Teen/YA Librarianship” in P207. Our speaker will be Boston Public Library Teen Librarian Akunna Eneh (GSLIS alumna). Ms. Eneh will speak about race and racism in teen librarianship from a public library perspective. Afterwards there will be a moderated Q&A with open discussion about race, racism, YA/teen-focused librarianship, collection development, and diversity. As we have with the first two talks in this series, the event will be recorded and podcasted, so if you can’t make it to the event, look for the link on Facebook and Twitter.

At noon on Friday will be a Chewing the Facts discussion. The reading material is “Trippin’ Over the Color Line: The Invisibility of Race in Library and Information Studies” by Todd Honma and can be found here: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4nj0w1mp.

Then on Monday, March 3, from 12-1 in the GSLIS Student Lounge, join Laura Williams in forming a new GSLIS group under the umbrella of the PLG, the Student LGBTQIA & Allies Group. Professor Lisa Hussey will be making whoopie pies for this event.

We are excited to announce the Right to Know Symposium, which the Simmons PLG is co-sponsoring. It will be held March 31 from 5:30-8:30pm in the Kotzen Center and was organized by Laura Sanders. The keynote speakers will be Paul Sturges from Louborough University in the UK and Almuth Gastinger from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. They will be accompanied by a panel of five faculty from each school at Simmons.

In addition to all of that, stay tuned for more exciting PLG events, dates and details to be announced:

Prison Book Drive 2014

Monica Torreiro-Casal from the Counseling Center will come to speak about mental health stigma and the resources available at Simmons.

Race and Racism in YA/Teen Librarianship part 2 featuring the Brookline Library’s Robin Brenner. See her blog here: http://brkteenlib.tumblr.com/librarian

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