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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!
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Friday, October 6 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Featured Session: Algorithms of Oppression: What’s at stake when we automate decision making on the web and in the library

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This talk provides evidence of how digital media platforms operate with explicit types of racist and sexist bias, while purporting to be value-free, neutral, and even emancipatory. The goal of closely examining a few distinct cases of algorithmic oppression, and their meaning, is to raise a public discussion of the broader implications of how algorithms have become essential to many information-driven decisions, and the implications of these for people who are already systematically marginalized and oppressed.  

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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 where she held appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. She is a partner... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Meeting Room 102

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