A Special Unconference Session: Antiracism in IT and Libraries in Higher Education

Thursday, June 25 | 9:30AM–10:00AM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Breakout Session

NERCOMP emphatically affirms that Black Lives Matter and that each of us has a role to play in dismantling the systemic racism pervasive in society and institutional structures, including higher education. What role can IT and libraries play in making our campus communities safe and inclusive for our students and colleagues of color? What responsibilities do we have to foster these conversations on campus? This loosely moderated "unconference" session will be shaped by the questions, concerns, and ideas brought by the session attendees, so please come prepared to participate actively and with empathy. Space is limited.

Moderators: Trip Kirkpatrick, Yale University and Tina Pappas, Rutgers University



  • Trip Kirkpatrick

    Digital Scholarship Technologist, Yale University
  • Tina Pappas

    Head, Discovery and Engagement Platforms, MIT