Monday, September 30, 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT (UTC 15:00:00 – World Clock)

“So when you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there you get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.” -Yaw from the novel Homegoing (Author: Yaa Gyasi). Black diasporic immigrant experiences are often underrepresented and mischaracterized in popular culture. This often results in inaccurate conclusions and false portrayals of immigrants of African decent. This webinar, sponsored by the International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG III) will highlight the work of Dr. Ana Ndumu. Dr. Ndumu will provide a brief summary of her work that centers on Black diasporic immigration as it relates to information professionals, expound upon what inspired her to focus on this topic, previous/ongoing challenges that exist in the research, and takeaways for the audience to consider moving forward. Learning Objectives: The audience will gain awareness of immigration as it relates to the African diaspora. Attendees will understand impact that these immigrant experiences have on information professionals.


Dr. Ana Ndumu is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Information Studies. She teaches and researches library services to immigrants, immigrant information behavior, and methods for promoting diversity and inclusion within library and information science research and practice. She is the editor of Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of library approaches toward immigrants.


Sponsored by SIG-III




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