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On social justice, diversity and inclusion in academic and research libraries
Libraries have a foundational mission to contribute to the right to information and education, serve communities on the margins and provide safe spaces for the vulnerable. Their role extends beyond merely advocating for social justice, diversity and inclusion but they are spaces where social justice struggles are fought and are themselves active participants in the social justice arena.

Academic libraries provide access to spaces and information to university students and staff irrespective of religion, dis/ability, race, political beliefs, social standing and class with many extending their services to unaffiliated users from the local communities. That way, they democratize access to information for all persons.

The aim of this webinar is to accentuate the contributions academic and research libraries as advocates and actors in the social justice arena. Presenters will share their perspectives and actions taken to address issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion in various academic and research libraries. We hope that their actions may be replicated or customized by other libraries so together, libraries create even stronger impact.

Mar 29, 2023 11:00 AM in Johannesburg

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