First published in CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Newsletter Issue 111 April 2019. This article will attempt to solve the lack of inclusivity and diversity in the cultural sector in 1000 words. Just kidding! This article will outline some of the issues surrounding inclusion and diversity in libraries. I will offer some ways toContinue reading “Creating spaces for people like me in Special Collections.”
Category Archives: marginalized
LGBTQIA Awesomeness from the Archives
This blog post will explore some of the LGBTQIA+ community in the John Rylands Special Collections! It has been cross posted from the John Rylands Special Collection Blog post
Archives and Inclusivity: Exhibitions for All
This blog post is the third, and last, in a series of blog posts where I discuss the importance of diversifying archives in collaboration with underserved groups, which I will refer to as empowered collaboration. This blog post will start by analysing the efforts to diversify audiences by The Museum of High Art in Atlanta, The Museum ofContinue reading “Archives and Inclusivity: Exhibitions for All”
Archives and Inclusivity: Respectful descriptions of marginalised groups.
Items within special collections can date back hundreds of years, so it’s no surprise that within these materials it is possible to find outdated or problematic attitudes and language. I am currently researching potential ways to manage this.
Diversity in Archives: Growing pains
This year I attended my first conference in the record-keeping sector with a bursary courtesy of Kevin Bolton. Among the varied sessions at the Archives and Records Association Conference in Manchester was an exceptionally thought-provoking talk from Kirsty Fife and Hannah Henthorn. They shared the findings from their unfunded and independently conducted survey, Marginalised in theContinue reading “Diversity in Archives: Growing pains”