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MSU Library Staff Development: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Featured Resources for the Month

  • MSU Libraries & Media Preservation Unit: “Voices and Legacies of Black Empowerment: Black Panthers in the Vincent Voice Library.” 
    • In honor of Juneteenth, MSU Libraries' Media Preservation unit has put together an amazing online blog featuring the a variety of digitized audio recordings from the Vincent Voice Library that each showcase key figures of the Black Panther Party, including David Hilliard, Bobby Seale, H. Rap Brown, Huey P. Newton, Earl Caldwell, and Stokely Carmichael. 
  • CatalogingLab.org's "Alternative Vocabularies"
    • Cataloging Lab is a personally operated website that's intended to be a place for catalogers and anyone who cares about library metadata to experiment with creating better-controlled vocabularies. The Cataloging Lab is designed to be a wiki where folks can collaborate on headings together to create stronger proposals. This resource is a list of alternatives to commonly used controlled vocabularies and classification schemes to use in libraries and other cultural institutions. 
  • CatalogingLab.org's "List of Statements on Bias in Libraries and Archives Description"
    • "A compilation of statements from libraries and archives on harmful or offensive language in description and bias in cataloging. This list includes statements about problematic language in both description and resources themselves, as statements about resources will frequently discuss the description of those resources."
  • Financial Feminist. Episode 4: Breaking down the racial wealth gap + minority appraisal crisis, with Tiffany Aliche aka the Budgetnista.  
    • "How does money affect the BIPOC community differently? What does the pay gap mean for women of color? In my conversation with Tiffany Aliche. We talk about the racial wealth gap, the appraisal crisis, how to overcome money shame as a person of color, and tangible ways white allies can support the BIPOC community and individuals."
    • Tiffany Aliche, aka "The Budgetnista," is an award-winning financial educator and author. 

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