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Current Events

DIAL-IN Fridays are back in 2021! Starting Friday Jan. 22, 2021, 2:00pm!

For more details, see our Events.

On Our Radar

(Not) Another Anti-Racist Reading Group: From Discussion to Action

Monday, February 1, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

This panel shares the methods and outcomes of an antiracist reading group established by the UNC Greensboro Libraries Diversity Committee. By focusing on connecting concepts to the readers’ work in librarianship and addressing the issues within our workplace, our reading group sought to not just identify and describe racism but also identify the means by which we may work towards dismantling it within our own institution. Over the course of six months, this group produced a number of actionable/measurable goals based on conversations in each session, which resulted in the creation of a mentoring circles group, hiring practices committee, and antiracist resource library. This panel will describe our goal setting, facilitation methods, organization and activation strategies, as well as considerations for the future.

More Info & Link to Register HERE.

Save the Date:
The People of Color in Library & Information Science
(POCinLIS) Summit

Virtual Zoom Conference: Friday, July 23, 2021

Thriving Together: Strengthening Our Identities through Community

The mission of POCinLIS Summit is to create a productive and brave space for people of color, especially women and marginalized identities, working in the information sector. Information workers will have the opportunity to explore their work in LIS as POC and their intersecting identities as POC+ and information workers. This summit invites participants to challenge and interrogate their roles and actions as information workers. This summit aims to collectively establish rules of engagement and discourse, acknowledging that dominant narratives may be disrupted. This space is created to support the research of POC librarians and create a network of POC information workers for future collaboration and self-care.

Proposal Due Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST
Link to Proposal Submission: HERE. Link to More Info: HERE.


In order to become a member of DIAL, all you have to do is be a member of CARL. Any CARL member may become a member of DIAL by indicating each year on the CARL application form that DIAL membership is desired and paying the appropriate annual CARL dues. You do NOT have to pay any additional dues to be a DIAL member.

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All DIAL members shall have the opportunity to subscribe to the DIAL mailing list. This is where upcoming events, discussion topics, and occasional job ads are posted.


If you have questions, please contact our Chair or our Chair-Elect:

Chair: Rayheem Eskridge <>
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Chair-Elect: Edeama Onwuchekwa <>
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