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  1. Jul 2018
    1. As librarians, we understand that discomfort is not always a bad thing.

      Do we? You just suggested that anti-racist training hurt someone's feelings.

    2. one can debate the validity

      Ok, so debate it then. You can't just plunk down a quote without context and move on to the next concept.

    3. Instead, she found herself being labelled as privileged and was hurt by this suggestion

      This is covered very thoroughly in the literature on white fragility. Here's a good primer: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-crosleycorcoran/explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person_b_5269255.html

    4. white privilege is only an analytic tool

      Where is it stated that white privilege become a law? I don't understand the argument.

    5. But as librarians, we need to be careful about rushing to assign this theory the status of a law.

      Again, what does being a librarian have to do with accepting white privilege as a very real thing. Nobody is suggesting it become a law, simply acknowledging that it is real and causes harm will suffice.

    6. currently

      Currently? This is not a new argument.

    7. remedies do our professional values

      Is this really a librarian's "problem" to fix?

    8. As librarians, we know that to be true

      What do we know to be true and what does being a librarian have to do with knowing that truth?

    9. this status quo

      What status quo do you mean?

    10. this status quo

      What status quo? What positions of power?

    11. unlike recent immigrants, established Black Canadians don’t have factors like language difficulty to explain their dismal numbers among positions of power.

      Is this a quote? If so, where is it from? In what context was it stated?

  2. Mar 2018

      Incorporate into any RDM policy we create?

    2. Actively seek out the work of Indigenous creators for inclusion in their collectionsand in addition, institute a robust deselection system that recognizes cultural appropriation and historical inaccuracy.

      This is a trickier one in an academic library. Perhaps a future project could be to do an exploratory essay on historical collections and the challenges they pose?

    3. 3.Seek direction from communities on proper cultural protocols regarding access and care of their culturally sensitive knowledge and materials; developing specific protocols for dealing with Indigenous knowledge/materials within their collections by developing a Collection Management Policy that reflects and integrates Indigenous values; and if warranted an Indigenous knowledge agreement should be discussed with the originating community and agreed to.4.Respect the Indigenous cultural concept of copyright regardingIndigenous history or heritage, which isoften located in but not limited to oral traditions, songs, dance, storytelling, anec

      These need to factor into present and future negotiations when purchasing content about Indigenous peoples.

    4. process of annotation respects and renders visible the experiences of those people whose lives have been documented by state organizations and thus can build trust with Indigenous peoples.

      Existing collections such as North American Indian Thought and Culture could greatly benefit from this sort of retroactive description. For collections that are already owned, coordinated efforts by those with purchasing/institutional power would be needed. Also conversations "on the trade show floor" with companies such as Gale and Adam Matthews would be beneficial.

      Example: the work of Edward S. Curtis / and the digital repatriation model (referenced on p. 33)

    5. ideologically-biased terminology

      See Frontier Life as an example.

    6. Introduce core training for all staff to ensure awareness of the Intergenerational impact of Residential Schools and Colonization

      Need department heads to come together to decide how we will roll out support for staff to participate in learning opportunities such as MOOCs and speaker series. Librarians can volunteer to sub in on service desks to allow for this learning to take place.

    7. Provide language collections

      Purchase/stream language instruction tools.