WHELF and Jisc Wales are pleased to announce that booking is now open for this year’s Excluded Voices conference

This free one-day conference will be held online, on 29th June 2022. We encourage colleagues from libraries, museums and heritage sector organisations across the UK and Ireland to join us.

In 2022, we will build on the foundational themes laid in the inaugural Excluded Voices conference. We plan to address the inclusivity and accessibility of spaces (both physical and online) and will explore the ways intersectionality of voices can shape policy, collections, services, and organisational culture. Excluded Voices 2022 will showcase the ways that we can continue the work to remove barriers wherever we find them.


Confirmed speakers include:

Introduction to the Diversity Toolkit prepared by Melian Dialogue for Archives and Records Council Wales – Sally McInnes, National Library of Wales.

The Diversity Curators project at USW – José Lopez Bianco, Sian Chaney-Price and Gill Edwardes, University of South Wales.

Diverse Voices: Exploring equality, diversity and inclusion in the curriculum at Glyndwr University – Zoë Collyer-Strutt, Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Critical Assessment of the Equity of Library Services through the National Student Survey – Tracey Stanley, Cardiff University and Kia Duplock, Cardiff University/USW.

We can make our teaching and learning more diverse and equitable – if we work together – Aimee Jones and Leanne Freeman, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Escaping the silent basement – Alice Corble and Danny Millum, University of Sussex

Reading About Race – Book Groups and Anti-Racist Practice in Libraries and Archives – Sara Huws Cardiff University and Amy Staniforth, Aberystwyth University/CILIP Wales.

Diversity and inclusion practices in the library Academic Engagement and Learning Development team – Daniela de Silva, University of Westminster.

Using guided conversations with staff – Martha Ashford, Cardiff University.

Keynote speakers are :

  • Mymuna Soleman from the Privilege Cafe, Cardiff
  • Teresa Waldron, who is the founder and Managing Director of Deafinitely Women:– a Derbyshire-based organisation that provides information and educational opportunities for D/deaf & deafblind women.

If you have any queries, please contact Gill Morris, WHELF Development Officer.

We look forward to seeing you on 29th June!