This event was held at the Off Color Brewing's Mousetrap Taproom (1460 N Kingsbury) on April 25th at 6:00 pm and was a discussion of the book So You Want to Talk About Race by Seattle-based writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo.
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
For those who couldn't make it to ACRL in Cleveland this year.
This recap-style event featured Chicago-area ACRL presenters and was cohosted by Library UX Chicago and the LIBRAS consortium.
This informal, conversational event was held at North Park University's Brandel Library on Wednesday, May 1 from 9-12:30.
This book club was a discussion of Sasha Costanza-Chock’s article “Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice” on Thursday, February 21.
From the abstract:
“Intersecting inequalities are manifest at all levels of the design process. This paper builds upon the Design Justice Principles, developed by an emerging network of designers and community organizers, to propose a working definition of design justice: Design justice is a field of theory and practice that is concerned with how the design of objects and systems influences the distribution of risks, harms, and benefits among various groups of people.”
The full abstract and article are available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3189696
Library UX Chicago held our second monthly coffee chat on Friday, February 8 from 9am-11am at Cafecito, 26 E Congress Parkway in the South Loop.
Hosts Katie Ediger (Illinois Tech) and Amy Killebrew (Columbia College) facilitated an informal discussion on constructive work environments.
Chicago-area Library Assessment Conference presenters discussed their topics in a recap-style event. This event wasn't just for assessment folks – presentations covered many aspects of library work, ranging from benchmarking data collection about reference services to exploring the implications of campus learning analytics initiatives.
This event was hosted by UIC’s Richard J. Daley Library on Friday, February 1 from 9:30-11:30.