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Wednesday, February 24 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the information ecosystem

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In Pursuit of DEI in a Complex Landscape
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has become an important topic across our community. In this session we will discuss how this affects us as organizations, individually and as a community. We will start with short presentations where each panel member discusses the approach of their organization to implementing and promoting DEI. We finish off with a hopefully lively discussion with the audience around concerns, issues and the responsibility that each of us has. We also hope to identify gaps and opportunities for collaborative approaches.

Central to the discussion is the understanding that while each library has their own approach to DEI, Ex Libris takes a holistic approach to its DEI efforts by focusing on commitments within three areas: employment practices, community relations, and its services and products. A key part of the approach is the recognition that employees and industry partners are central to ensuring the organization designs, builds and maintains products that serve everyone equally. The Ex Libris presentation will give a focus on the collaboration with the community a key factor in the development of products that are developed and created for all.

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Suze Kundu

Head of Public Engagement, Digital Science
A nanochemist with a passion for public engagement, I've been at Digital Science since 2018, having left lab life behind to help support a more open and efficient research community.

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Allen Jones

Director of Digital Libraries & Technical Services, The New School Libraries
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Judith Fraenkel

Director of Product Management, Ex Libris
Judith Fraenkel is Director of Product Management at Ex Libris. Since joining the company in 1999, Judith has filled various positions in the areas of technology, content management, and customer support. A key focus of her current role is dedicated to leading strategy and programs... Read More →
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Rebecca McLeod

Managing Director, Harvard Data Science Initiative
Rebecca McLeod is the Managing Director for the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR, the open access platform of the Harvard Data Science Initiative. In this role, she oversees all business, publishing and program operations of HDSR including business development, production and editorial... Read More →

Wednesday February 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:45pm EST
Room 3
  Global Perspectives
  • Host Organization NISO