Decolonising the academic library: a Mercian Collaboration digital conferen...

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To allow as many institutions as possible to be present, a maximum of two attendees per institution please.

Decolonising the academic library

An opportunity to share experiences, practical tips and inspiration

Will be held online (of course!) - details of how will be sent in due course.

10:15 Introduction, welcome and scene setting

10:30 - 11:00 Decolonising DMU: Getting people talking and thinking: Enabling discussions around decolonising in HE.
Kaye Towlson, Academic Team Manager (Information Literacy), Library and Learning Services, De Montfort University

11:15 – 11:45 Decolonising work and the staff /student experience – utilising the ‘inclusivity matrix’ as a way to visualise and reflect on module reading lists.
Dr Kelly Stockdale, Senior Lecturer Criminology, Dr Biddy Casselden, Senior Lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Rowan Sweeney, Doctoral Researcher, York St John University

11:45– 12:00 Any questions, suggestions and comments

12:00 – 13:00 Break for lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Lightning series and experience share: (10 mins per presentation, 5 mins questions)

1. White people need to do the work (not lead it).
Ian Clark, Academic Services Librarian for Psychology, University of East London

2. Liberating the Library through Staff-Student partnership.
Oluwapelumi Durojaiye, Education Intern, Catherine Batson, Faculty Engagement Manager, University of Surrey

3. Starting points: Building your on-campus decolonisation network
Michelle Bond, Academic Liaison Librarian for Media and the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

4. Maintaining a decolonial approach to teaching collections in crisis mode!
Vanessa Farrier, Head of Education and Curriculum Liaison, King’s College, London

14:15 – 14:45 Decolonising the academic Library: the Leicester University experience.
Heena Karavadra, Academic Librarian (Colleges of Science and Engineering and Life Sciences)

15:00 – 15:30 Plenary and an invitation to action planning

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