Sign up to Attend a Cultural Humility Workshop!

TRLN will host a workshop on cultural humility that is open to any who work in TRLN libraries. The workshop will be presented by Sunny Kim, Teen Services Librarian at The Seattle Public Library, and Nicky Andrews, NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University.

The workshop will be offered in two separate sessions, capped at 60 participants each, on Wednesday, April 24, at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center in Research Triangle Park.

Workshop overview:
This interactive workshop will introduce participants to cultural humility, clarify how it is different from cultural competence, and demonstrate why it is an essential framework for resisting racism and bias in library work. Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural humility framework
  • Name and reflect on their own privilege and identities
  • Get practice in interrupting scenarios of bias and problematic behavior
  • Receive resources and recommendations for continuing to engage in cultivating cultural humility

Workshop logistics:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:30am-11:30am OR 12:30pm-2:30pm
WHERE: Archie K. Davis Conference Center, Meeting Rooms A&B, 12 Davis Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
PARKING: Plenty of free parking at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center.
OTHER DETAILS: Light pastries, coffee, tea, and water will be available during the morning session. Light snacks, coffee, tea, and water will be available during the afternoon session. Please arrange to eat breakfast or lunch before your respective session, if desired. 

Registration:
The sign-up form is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/Fwc9MxezjcJAxEvJ2. Indicate your preferred time slot, and a TRLN staff member will follow up with you to either confirm your registration or to notify you that you are on a waitlist. The deadline to complete the form is Friday, April 5. Waitlisted individuals will be notified on or around Monday, April 8 if a spot is available for them.

Questions? Contact Events@trln.org.


TRLN and Project ReShare Represented at Code4Lib

From February 20-22, a diverse community of developers and technologists for libraries, museums, and archives congregated in San Jose, CA, for the Code4Lib 2019 conference.  This annual event is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and foster collaboration surrounding open technologies.

This year, the conference program included presentations that highlighted two of TRLN’s high-priority collaborative efforts: the consortium’s new shared index, and Project ReShare (see this previous news post for more information on TRLN’s involvement with Project ReShare).

On day 1 of the conference, Emily Lynema, Department Head of Information Technology at NC State and the TRLN Discovery Product Owner for NC State, gave a presentation titled “Consortial discovery and resource sharing: Making it happen with (mostly) standard tools.” You can watch a video recording of Emily’s presentation on the Code4Lib Youtube channel (starts at 52:29).

On day 2, Genia Kazymova, TRLN Applications Developer, presented a poster session about the architecture of the shared index. The poster, titled “Need a Shared Index? TRLN Discovery Project: Software and AWS Architecture Overview,” can be viewed here. Click here for the accompanying handout.

Finally, on day 3, Jill Morris of PALCI and Kristen Wilson of Index Data presented on the challenges and opportunities present in the current landscape of resource sharing, and Project ReShare’s vision for how to meet them. View the slide deck here or watch a video recording of the presentation here.

Thank you to all of these women for helping share these exciting stories of collaboration and innovation!