Decolonizing Subject Headings and Collections - Shared screen with speaker view
Hi! I'm Stephanie, the 3D cataloger from the MN Historical Society
Hello I am Jordana from Indiana University and currently a MLIS and History Graduate student.
Bee Lehman (they-them)
Bee Lehman - Boston College library history librarian. Currently working with EDI group considering points like metadata.
I was there! It was a great talk :)
Hello, everyone! I am Kim, adult services librarian at Franklin Library - Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, MN.
Melanie R. Schoenborn, spec. collections cataloger at Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Hello, I'm Susan from the Emmaus Public Library. I work with juveniles and young adults.
Hi! I'm Courtney, youth services librarian with Hennepin County Library in MN
I'm Snow, collection development librarian at Cabarrus County Library in Concord, NC
Hi all, Analú López over at Newberry Library, Chicago
no I can
but now you're back...
Hi Bill -- Cataloging Librarian from Worcester State University, Mass.
Hi! I'm Sol Lopez and work as a Content & workflow consultant with Kanopy. I'm a cataloger by training.
Hi, Carol here— Discovery & Cataloguing Librarian from Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hello! Caitlin Stewart, Teaching and Learning Librarian at Illinois State University.
You can view the #critcat hashtag even if you're not on Twitter. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23critcat
Hi. I'm Jill Ryder, cataloger for the Southern Adirondack Library System in upstate NY.
Marty Miller - Art and Design Librarian, LSU.
Zach Tompkins, University Archivist, LSU
Patricia Brown, NSULA--not a cataloger, but interested in decolonization
I'm Chayla Ellison, at Newberry Library
Hi, Tiffany here. I am a children's librarian with Sampson-Clinton Public Library in NC
Decolonization is Not a Metaphor article: https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/des/article/view/18630
thanks violet, was just searching for the article
Erin Heath Information Services Associate and Librarian with Sampson Clinton Public Library in NC
Paromita's article on this subject heading: "Rooted in the Past: Use of “East Indians” in Library of Congress Subject Headings" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01639374.2017.1386253
Thank you, Violet!
yes, we are seeing that
Scotty Fleetwood, Library Assistant at Rush University Medical Center and Volunteer Archivist at Gerber/Hart Library in Chicago
David Philip Norris, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN
"Strategies for alternate subject headings and maintaining subject headings" https://hangingtogether.org/?p=7591
Report of the SAC Working Group on Alternatives to LCSH "Illegal aliens" https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/14582
Ethical Cataloging and Racism in Special Collectionshttps://scholarsphere.psu.edu/resources/710822b0-34ba-412c-a70e-d9e27bda29dc
Let's Get Reo: the role of cataloguing in creating equitable access https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/discover/stories/blog/2020/lets-get-reo
Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee website:https://sites.google.com/view/cataloging-ethics/home
"Cultural Humility as a Framework for Anti-Oppressive Archival Description" by Jessica Tai https://journals.litwinbooks.com/index.php/jclis/article/view/120
Thank you Violet!
thanks Violet for sharing the links!
Lots of great resources to investigate!
Thanks so much Violet! Is it okay if I include them in the follow-up email I’ll send later today?
Of course, I've just been sharing what's been listed in the presentation.
Great! Much appreciated.
Ann and Paromita on "sacred cow" DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2014.04.003:
that makes so much more sense as a subject heading, anyway.
Also pay the experts for their time and knowledge, don't expect to access it for free.
Good point Stephen - I would also add it is important to acknowledge and recognize the emotional labor involved.
Yup, exactly. Some people have chosen to take on this work, but just being of an identity does not imply either expertise or willingness to share.
Finding a balance of DEI division of work among like-minded colleagues is one solution to that problem
This is brilliant
It can help to minimize the emotional labor
If in a consortium, it would have to be a 690 anyway to ensure it doesn’t get “lost.”
In a shared catalog I mean
Please feel free to submit questions!
This question is outside the scope of collection development but about decolonizing our public libraries in general. I'm on the public service side of things and am in a part of North Carolina with many different Indigenous tribal governments and communities. I would love to see our county library system have a more active relationship (or any kind of relationship) with these communities. Do you have any resources or personal experience in regards to what we as library staff can do to help facilitate these relationships in an ethical way?
I have another meeting and have to log off, but I do have a question: Can you talk about push back for making changes in ethical cataloging/collection development at your institutions and how it was handled?
Can the presenters talk a bit about choosing terms when there isn't a consensus among the population being described (such as person first language, which some people prefer for themselves but others don't)?
The metrics of cataloging & time constraints at a small academic library or even at a library system with one or two catalogers makes these considerations more of an intellectual exercise. We need assistance from outside our organizations to get to subject heading updates for our catalogs. How to get it done for large numbers of records with limited time available?
When I was archivist for my tribe in Michigan it was helpful when local historical societies and libraries reached out to us (in the department of language and culture) to initiate programming ideas, how the library could assist us with our goals, etc.
Just starting to create that reciprocal relationship with tribes.
Zac, you might be interested in this presentation recording: "Dynamics of change—continuing the conversation on library naming, finding, and relationship-building with Indigenous peoples" https://www.oclc.org/research/events/2020/062220-continuing-conversation-library-naming-finding-relationship-building-indigenous-peoples.html
Thanks for the link!
thanks for the link Violet!
For Ann, do you have any experience or insight in submitting changes to MeSH?
This has been an amazing session. I have to go to another meeting, but thank you so much for today!
Thanks so much for the info Ann and Blaire and Violet! This has been a really fantastic presentation
Brene Brown's quote about the need to shift from wanting to “be right” to wanting to “get it right” seems very relevant here.
Thank you so much Ann, Blaire, and Violet this has been a great presentation.
Thank you for a great presentation
I have to run, but thanks for everything presenters! Will look forward to your future projects as well.
In response to what public libraries are doing to engage and work alongside Native communities in delivering and developing culturally responsive library services, we created Community Embedded Library Service (CELS) in Hennepin County Libraries serving Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding areas in the county. It included a Community Liaison and a Community Embedded Librarian working collaboratively to serve the diverse urban Native communities. It took a good year prior to launching CELS for me (as a librarian) to build trust and relationships, listening to the community and being invited to meetings and projects. But these relationships were vital to inform the work and establish funding to create the Liaison position and fund asset based projects with community partners. In the two and a half years, we have done a lot, including starting a library staff team for Native staff and allies and a multigenerational Native American Advisory Council for the library system that had its inaugural meeting in August.
Stephen, you might be interested in this Dewey policy about choosing terminology when there is no consensus: https://ddc.typepad.com/025431/2018/12/editorial-rules-for-non-preferred-terms.html. The example I used was "queer people."
Thank you for a very interesting and informative presentation
Great presentation, thank you!
Thank you! Lots of great information
Thanks for an inforative presentation!
Thank you :-)!
Thank you for such an eye opening presentation on a very important topic in cataloging.
This was a fantastic presentation. I can't wait to implement what I've learned today in my cataloging practices. Thank you!
Thank you for such a great presentation!
thank you all so much!
Thank you for the presentation!
Lori B. Murphy
Thank you, this has been excellent!
Thank you, this was a great talk on such an important topic!
Thank you! This was really helpful and informative!
Hannah Novillo Erickson
Thank you all!
Thank you! This was great, I can’t wait to share this with my colleagues!
Thank you! This was amazing!
Thanks much, all!
Excellent presentation. Thank you all!
Thank you! I look forward to the next one!
Thank you so much!
Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks, everyone, this was a great session (just quick piece of feedback, I have no idea how Zoom's closed captioning software works or if you can edit the transcript, but I think Maori might have turned into "Murray")
And thank you, Violet, for all the article shares!
Thank you and stay safe!
Thanks Paromita and Ann!
Yes, thank you Violet!
"Paromita" also changed to a LOT of different things
Overall, I found it not that bad and I liked having it :)
i mean its better than YouTube closed captions
catalogers often became cat lovers
it was goofy for sure, but I appreciated having it. :)
It wasn't horrible. Let me know what you used?