The new frontier of inclusivity: building a community of practice

The pandemic highlighted the need for our online spaces to be more welcoming and ethically engaged with our communities. We saw a demand for information about how to incorporate inclusive language in our discovery layers and to learn how to engage communities in this work. This presentation will cover strategies we have pursued to build a community of practice around inclusive and reparative description.


Jamie Rogers
Florida International University
Jamie Rogers is the Assistant Director of Digital Collections at Florida International University. Jamie serves as Chair of the SSDN Training Working Group in addition to serving as a member of the SSDN Implementation Team.

Keila Zayas Ruiz
Florida State University
Keila Zayas Ruiz is the Sunshine State Digital Network Coordinator at Florida State University. Keila serves as the chair for the SSDN Outreach Working Group, the SSDN Metadata Working Group, and the SSDN Implementation Team.