Breakfast & Keynote: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Clarifying Our Values: The Power and Responsibility of Library and Information Professionals

Location: Costa Mesa (1st floor).

Critical library and information scholars continue to demonstrate how our work is shaped by and infused with values, which are not the result of the actions of impartial, disembodied, unpositioned agents. Academic library practices consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of university power and politics. In this talk, Safiya Umoja Noble will discuss the importance of the academic-activist librarianship community to offer models of intervention through research and teaching, and the importance of examining the consequences and affordances of library and information projects in working toward social justice.