The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) will host the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education on April 11, 2014, at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. This event is free and open to the public, and it is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to receive a grant from the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) to attend their annual conference, the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). This year, the conference took place in the lovely island nation of Singapore, in southeast Asia. As part of my application for funding, I had to detail my reasons for attending, and chief among those was to gain insight as to how the international library scene was defining and discussing diversity.