(via Rebecca Renirie, Central Michigan University)
You are cordially invited to join the 2023 STS Conference Program Planning Committee virtually on June 15th, 2023, for the STS Annual Program! This year’s program examines topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM libraries. The program has two presentations. The first will begin at 12:00 PM CDT. The second will start at 2:00 PM CDT.
The first presentation will feature a panel by the authors of the 4-part Issues in Science and Technology Libraries (ISTL) series “Science Librarianship and Social Justice,” Jeffra Bussmann, Isabel Altamirano, Samuel Hansen, Natasha Johnson, and Gr Keer. These articles introduce librarians to introductory, intermediate, advanced, and capstone social justice concepts. Find the articles at the links below:
The second presentation of the Annual Program will feature speaker Dr. Lidia Ponce de la Vega. Dr. Ponce de la Vega, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at William & Mary, will present her work on the decolonization of biodiversity collections by focusing on case studies related to natural history and biodiversity knowledge from and about Latin America. Her talk will explore issues of coloniality and decoloniality in the openly accessible collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library concerning nonhuman species, the Global South, and Indigenous knowledges.
Register for the 2023 STS Annual Program here.
We look forward to seeing you there!