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Diversity in Academic Libraries Interest Group (DIAL)

Current Events

More DIAL programming coming soon!

For more details, see our Events.

On Our Radar

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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