Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
Friday, October 6 • 11:35am - 1:00pm
Lunch Keynote with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble: Social Justice in LIS, Finding the Imperative to Act

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Critical information and library science scholars have written extensively about how hierarchies of power are reproduced and enacted through digital technologies. Technological projects are never neutral. In this talk, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble from the USC Annenberg School of Communication will discuss the importance of the digitally-enabled academic-activist community to offer models of intervention and resistance through research, practice and teaching. By illuminating linkages to power struggles over values, particularly in the context of the digital, we can re-examine information contexts that can engender greater responsibility and imperative to act.

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Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 11:35am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom 2 & 3

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