The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS)is launching Intersections, a new blog that highlights the everyday work of library and information science workers as they advocate for equity and inclusion as they relate to diversity, literacy and access among membership, the field of librarianship and the communities they serve. The blog invites submissions from across the library profession featuring:
- those from historically and disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups;
- those who experience socioeconomic barriers, people experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty;
- immigrants, refugees and new Americans; those discriminated against based on nationality or language;
- those who are geographically isolated;
- those experiencing barriers in regards to access to literacy; and new and non-readers.
A possible interesting listserv to join: IFLA Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group Mailing List (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a discussion list for information professionals who are interested in issues related to sustainable development and libraries. Such issues include: the impact of environmental dynamics on libraries, their activities and the conservation of collections, library environment-friendly management practices, “green” library buildings as well as collection development and diffusion of information that foster awareness about sustainability among both users and professionals. The list is also the communication channel for the IFLA Environmental sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group.
You can subscribe here: http://infoserv.inist.fr/wwsympa.fcgi/info/ensulib
(thanks B. Smith for suggesting this list!)