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POLL: What does diversifying the archival record mean to you? | Society of American Archivists

POLL: What does diversifying the archival record mean to you? | Society of American Archivists | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Most archivists agree that diversity in the archival record is important, but what exactly does that look like? SAA's Diversity Committee wants to know. Send us your thoughts. Ask your friends and colleagues. Pass the question on to your professional interest groups. Answers can be sent to saahq@archivists.org with the subject line "Diversifying the Archival Record" or posted publicly below on or before November 8.

The SAA Diversity Committee is working on a project to gather case studies that illustrate diversity in the archival record and would like to collect broad member feedback on what that means from a variety of perspectives. Information will help inform a call for case studies and will be shared with other diversity-related actions across the organization"(see SAA's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan http://www2.archivists.org/governance/strategic-plan).

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Inputs into the discussion around diversication of the archival record - also to do with censorship!

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Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom: The Censor's Library by ...

Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom: The Censor's Library by ... | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
As Moore shows, such secret collections have accumulated in many parts of the world, often carefully tended by censor-librarians. Private Case, Public Scandal, the book that revealed the contents of the British Library's secret ...
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Houstonians set up underground libraries in response to book ban, by Halli Jordan

Houstonians set up underground libraries in response to book ban, by Halli Jordan | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Hallie Jordan

"After learning about a law in Arizona that has gotten books about Mexican-American history banned from classrooms, a group of Houstonians responded by collecting over 1,000 of the banned books, packing them in cars and taking them in a caravan across Texas and New Mexico to Tucson, Arizona.
Known as “librotraficantes,” or book traffickers, a group led by Houston Community College professor and author Tony Diaz has taken it upon itself to help the students in Arizona to have access to the books that have been part of their school district’s curriculum for years.
In 2010 Arizona passed House Bill 2281 that specifies that public school courses must not teach material that conflicts with the United States government."

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