On Friday, October 27 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm in Rivera 403, Kat Koziar and Michele Potter will give us a preview of their presentation for the upcoming CLA conference. Their talk is titled “From Zero to Makerspace: The UC Riverside Creat’R Lab Story.”
Michele and Kat will discuss the challenges and successes experienced while envisioning and bringing to fruition our user-centered and driven makerspace. These include funding challenges, identifying and fostering (sometimes unlikely) partnerships, the nitty-gritty logistics, and how they focused on user needs when building our services.
What: “Diversity, Inclusion, and the UCR Library”
Panel Presentation and Discussion/Q&A
When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: Rm. 240, Orbach Science Library
Who: UCR librarians, library staff, and open to audience members interested in diversity, inclusion, and academic libraries
Diversity and inclusion have been discussed in the academic and library settings for some time. Our panel of speakers will provide a snapshot of where we are today, in the profession and at the local campus level. What can UCR librarians contribute to diversity and inclusion? Let’s have an open dialogue about areas we can impact and actions we could take to enhance our roles in the library and contribute to the academic environment.
Panelists: Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Social Sciences Librarian at Sacramento State University (formerly UCR) and active in professional library organizations on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; Mariam Beevi Lam, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UCR; and two panelists from UCR student services centers: Arlene Cano Mutate, Program Coordinator from Chicano Student Programs and UCR alumna, and Nancy Jean Tubbs, Director of the LGBT Resource Center.
The LAUC-R Programs Committee is sponsoring a presentation by Trina Ray of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She’ll be speaking about the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn on Tuesday, May 9, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in Orbach Science Library Room 240.
The LAUC-R programs committee invites you to an informal lunchtime brown bag session on Thursday, March 2, from 12pm-1pm in Rivera 403.
We’ll hear from UCR librarians who attended and presented at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) at UCLA in summer 2016. We’ll be discussing highlights of NDLC presentations, including projects from colleagues at other institutions, and the current national landscape of library diversity work from a librarian perspective. Light refreshments provided.