Librarians for Social Justice - Informational Meeting

August 29, 2016 - 7:30 pm

3082 LIB

Librarians for Social Justice

Librarians for Social Justice is a group that focuses on the many social justice issues librarians face in the workplace today. From information access and banned books, to services to underrepresented populations, this group tackles it all. It’s important to note that this group is not only a discussion group, but also a group of action, which will work with book clubs, advocacy, and fundraising. Last year’s projects included raising money for a Cambodian library and starting a reading group at Anchor House, an inmate transitional facility in Cedar Rapids.

If interested, please contact Bekah Walker at rebekah-walker@uiowa.edu or just show up! If you are off campus but would like to participate, we can set up a Zoom link. Ongoing meeting times (and location) will be determined by convenience of members.

Perks of joining:
•Fun meetings! Fun activities!
•This is a mixed group of SLIS students and practicing librarians, so it’s a great way to engage with your future peers
•Opportunity to engage with the Iowa City community in a meaningful way

Have an idea for a great social justice-themed project? Bring it along and pitch it to the group!

Facebook: Librarians for Social Justice - https://www.facebook.com/groups/libs.social.justice/

Twitter: Libs4Social Justice - @Libs4Justice