Sister Thea Bowman Lecture Series on Social Justice in Library and Information Science – “Decolonizing LIS: Activating Social Justice”: October 21, 2020

The Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America invites you tothe Sister Thea Bowman Lecture Series on Social Justice in Library and Information Science.

This year, Dr. Nicole Cooke will speak about “Decolonizing LIS: Activating Social Justice” onWednesday, October 21, 2020, 6pm. EDT.

Please RSVP to receive the link to the online lecture event.

About the Talk

Social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are significant topics within the profession, but are they actually integrated into the fabric of library and information science? Among the areas that require particular understanding and dedication are our classrooms and pedagogical practices. Decolonizing our syllabi (and ultimately our entire curricula) requires looking outside of our discipline and Western norms to engage other scholarship and practices to build a foundation for what decolonization and a more equitable profession look like.

About the Speaker

Nicole Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship. She was the 2019 ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award recipient and she has edited and authored several books, including Information Services to Diverse Populations and Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-truth Era.