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Thursday, May 16 • 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Formulas for Reflection: Using Safiya Umoja Noble’s Algorithms of Oppression to Engage Student Learners

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We read Noble’s recent book with a small group of students through USU's Honors Book Lab program this spring, discussing how human-designed information technologies reinforce racism, sexism, and other oppressions. What emerged from this critical examination of our information seeking practices, our assumptions of neutrality, and our cognition of the algorithmic forces that shape our view of the information landscape – and of the people around us? 


Rachel Wishkoski

Utah State University, Merril-Cazier Library
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Liz Woolcott

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University, Merril-Cazier Library
Liz Woolcott, liz.woolcott@usu.edu, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and assessment... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:00pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Lightning Talk (10 Minutes)
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn about a creative way of engaging students and participating in the university community outside of a traditional librarian role.
  • Objective 2 Participants will reflect on opportunities for collaborating across library units and hear about how blending perspectives enriches these opportunities.
  • Objective 3 Participants will be introduced to some of the major themes of Safiya Umoja Noble’s work.