I am planning to be there today, but realize that while I RSVPd yes for
happy hour I will have to miss it after all - I have a sick kid at home,
and should make the effort to be home at some reasonable hour.
Looking forward to this afternoon - Sarah Murphy
On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Jole Seroff <jseroff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hopefully you'll have a moment before heading off on a well-deserved
winter break to think about getting together with your BAISL colleagues in
the new year.
The library team at Castilleja School is excited to host a regional BAISL
meeting 1/27/17. Because we're offering an exciting guest speaker, we'd
like to expand the invitation to the full membership. I wouldn't want you
to miss out if you're interested!
*Please click here to RSVP for this meeting!*
Our guest speaker is Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D. Safiya's work deals with
issues such as race, gender, diversity and representation in a way that I
believe extends and deepens the work we've been engaged with as a BAISL
Here is an excerpt from her bio:
Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of
Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information
Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of
African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on
the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection
of race, gender, culture, and technology. She is the author of a monograph
on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google
(forthcoming, NYU Press), and currently serves as an Associate Editor for
the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the
co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture
and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions,
Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015).
You can learn more about Safiya's work on her website
<https://safiyaunoble.com/>. As a sample, I've attached an article she
published in 2012, Missed Connections: What Search Engines Say About Women.
I saw her speak at the Library Information Technology Association's (LITA)
President's Program at ALA last summer and found her work relevant and
She'll be at Castilleja working with our students on Friday January 27th.
We'd like to invite our BAISL colleagues to join us for a presentation
and workshop with Safiya after school. You're welcome to arrive for
refreshments and socializing anytime after 3; we'll start the program at
3:30 and finish by 5. If there are folks interested in happy hour
afterwards I can make a reservation nearby in lovely downtown Palo Alto!
*Please don't forget to RSVP at this link
<https://goo.gl/forms/SY3S1qotRP90hBWF3>.* I will get back to you after
winter break with more details.
Good luck wrapping up the semester. Hope to see you all soon!
Director of Library and Information Services
1310 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
WOMEN LEARNING I WOMEN LEADING