Just a quick reminder of this evening’s #critlib + #DLFaig Twitter chat, beginning at 9pm Eastern (*pours coffee*) / 6pm Pacific. 

Join two of our DLF Assessment Interest Group teams as they host a conversation on implicit bias and the responsible design of user personas for digital library and digital collections work!  

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From: "Scates Kettler, Hannah R" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [dlf-CAWG] reminder - CA and UX Twitter Chat Today
Date: December 5, 2017 at 4:30:24 PM EST
To: DLF Cultural Assessment Working Group <[log in to unmask]>

Hi all,
The Digital Library Federation‘s Assessment Interest Group‘s User Experience and Cultural Assessment Working Groups are hosting a Twitter chat TODAY, December 5th, 2017 at 6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern.
The chat will focus on the ethical implications of designing user personas as they apply to digital collection and repository technologies. These effects are often inscribed by white-straight-cisgendered librarians’ and technologists’ perspectives and values, and influence digital collection building and repository system development and maintenance. The intent of this #critlib #dlfaig chat will be to underscore and outline the snowball effect of early stage human-centered design processes influenced and perpetuated by systemic inequalities.
We welcome your voice in this upcoming engaging conversation about ethical user personas for digital collections.
Details, including the intended questions for the chat and suggested resources for discussion, can be found at:
Chat soon!
Hannah Scates Kettler
Digital Humanities Librarian | University of Iowa Libraries
125 Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52242

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