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Collections Decoded Presentation, Brick & Click 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Kristyn Caragher, Tracy Drake Oct 2017

Collections Decoded Presentation, Brick & Click 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Kristyn Caragher, Tracy Drake

Aisha Conner-Gaten

How are collections processed and presented in regards to race and ethnicity? What is not collected and why? Who gets to say what is worth collecting? Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives, we will discuss our experiences navigating collection development and collection development policies as a Black woman archivist, a White woman anti-racist public librarian, and a Black woman academic librarian. We will look at the ways in which Black women as collections professionals face invisibility, coded language, and increased mental and emotional labor while operating in a profession that is 85.2% White. We will offer practical strategies ...


Poster Presentation 101, Librarian Brown Bag 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Nataly Blas Oct 2017

Poster Presentation 101, Librarian Brown Bag 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Nataly Blas

Aisha Conner-Gaten

This librarian brown bag, presented to LMU librarians, discusses:
Poster proposals
  • what to present about (work examples, events, studies, interesting histories)
  • finding a conference
  • writing an abstract
  • getting support
Poster design
  • Expectations
  • Good vs bad (Example posters – gallery walk feedback -> presentation)
  • Different materials for printing (cloth, foam board, paper, laminate) and services (Spoonflower, FedEx, Campus Graphics)
Poster presentations @ conferences
  • Materials to consider
  • Handouts
  • How to present to a crowd/Elevator speech


Keepin' It Real, Lifelong Information Literacy Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet Jul 2017

Keepin' It Real, Lifelong Information Literacy Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Aisha Conner-Gaten

After an election fraught with misinformation, fake news, and hoaxes on all sides, students found it difficult to navigate digital media not only for scholarship but in their personal lives. Librarians at LMU conducted information literacy workshops to engage students with meaningful current news outlets and news stories from all political ideologies as a part of a campus-wide teach-in on Inauguration Day 2017. This presentation will provide an overview of these workshops and explain how librarians can implement similar programs while responding to a politically and emotionally-charged campus and public environment. This presentation will also discuss the workshop development process ...


Collections Decoded, Ala Annual Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Tracy Drake, Kristyn Caragher May 2017

Collections Decoded, Ala Annual Conference 2017, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Tracy Drake, Kristyn Caragher

Aisha Conner-Gaten

How are collections processed and presented in regards to race and ethnicity? What is not collected and why? Who gets to say what is worth collecting? Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives, we will facilitate a discussion about navigating collection development and collection development policies while centering marginalized voices. The discussion will include practical strategies for developing anti-racist collection development practices and how anti-racist accomplices can both support and follow the lead of Black women librarians and archivists.