Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science (CIDLIS)

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nyumburu Cultural Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

Now in its 11th year, the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science (CIDLIS) is the first and longest-running event that centers equity, diversity, and inclusion in LIS. This year’s theme - Everyone Counts: Civic Engagement Among Vulnerable Communitiesencourages all who are involved or interested in LIS to contemplate the ways in which we can champion civic engagement among marginalized groups. Everyone deserves to be included. The hope is to distill ideas for encouraging census and voter participation among those with disabilities, households experiencing e-inequality, people of color, foreign-born groups, LGBTQIA+ communities, and those re-entering society or detaching themselves from incarceration. Given the controversial upcoming 2020 election and decennial census count, both of which pose important implications for our organizations, the topic of civic engagement necessitates dedicated attention. At stake is the social inclusion of disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities. We ask, “What is the role of information centers in facilitating civic participation?”

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