WHELF and Jisc are pleased to announce that our Excluded Voices conference is now open for booking.

The conference will focus on recognising the structural inequalities which are often present in our collections and services, and on showcasing initiatives and developments which seek to tackle these. The dominant voices in our collections are often those of privilege, but there are many other stories and multiple perspectives, sometimes hidden or excluded from view. Relevant topics for submission could include the development of inclusive collection policies, diversifying reading lists and curricula, showcasing diverse collections and practices, and critical assessment of bias in our structures and policies.

Given the strength of the response to our call for papers, we have two dates available. Both are free and open to anyone who would like to attend, with a particular focus on libraries, museums and heritage sector organisations.

Please sign up here:

22nd April 2021- https://www.eventsforce.net/jiscevents/1074/home

24th May 2021 – https://www.eventsforce.net/jiscevents/1075/home

With thanks to Jisc for technical and booking support.