On January 15, 2020, the UCSD Org Council for Social Justice in the University held their winter conference. Co-organizer Bobby Edwards, a graduate student in the History Department, reached out to use the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project student activism timeline to open the event with a brief history and memory of student activism.Read More →

Members of the project were invited to present at the Berkeley chapter of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC) 2019 conference. The theme was “Shelf Awareness: The Intersections of Social Justice and Critical Librarianship. It was a welcome opportunity to take a step back from project activities to think critically about the project itself and things to consider for its future.Read More →

Members of the project presented a poster for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (DLFx) at UC San Diego. The conference brings together UC librarians, digital technology experts, educators and other leaders from across UC to share insights and experiences and seek new opportunities for collaboration.Read More →

A member of the Tell Us How UC It project presented on a panel at the University of San Diego 2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium called “Having a Social Impact: Supporting Social Justice and Open Access through Digital Initiative Projects.” Panel Abstract: “Digital infrastructures and tools allow organizations and institutions to create opportunities for projects, information transfer, learning, and platforms for a range of voices. It also creates opportunities that promote open access, social justice, and social impact. Panelists who are directly involved in digital initiative projects that specifically seek to impact society, either by opening up information resources to everyone, or by giving people theRead More →

Members of the Tell Us How UC It project presented a poster at the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color on September 26-30, 2018. The conference theme was “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community” and the poster was titled “#Staywoke: using living archives to build bridges to the future by reflecting on our past.”Read More →

The DIAL (Diversity in Academic Libraries) Interest Group showcase for the 2016 California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) conference addressed the library’s role in responding to the growing societal unrest of their marginalized communities via a discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement and a showcase of best practices that California academic libraries/librarians might utilize in their own efforts. For its 2018 showcase, with the conference’s theme being “Libraries Respond: Connecting with our Communities in Times of Crisis,” DIAL continued with this structure with a broader focus on marginalized communities in general, with some attention to the government’s decision to end the Deferred Action forRead More →

Members of the Tell Us How UC It project presented a poster at the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition themed “The Librarians Call to Action.” The poster was titled “Born from a storm: Creating a living archive to affect social issues in your community.”Read More →

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.Image source: https://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/ Members of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project presented about Tell Us How UC It at DPLAfest 2017. The presentation was titled “Tell Us How UC It: creating a living archive to affect social issues in your community.” DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—took place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. It brought togetherRead More →