Voices of Color and the Scholarly Record



Friday, November 5, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Registration is required. Please complete the form below.



Scholarly communication has been shaped by professions that are overwhelmingly white–academia, publishing, and librarianship. Gatekeeping practices, from peer review to library collection development, have marginalized contributions by and about communities of colour. This talk will examine how scholarly communication has excluded voices of colour from the scholarly record and explore the responsibility libraries have in centring the voices and stories of communities of colour.

In addition to this public-facing talk, Harrison will also be doing a more casual Q&A about his experiences as a racialized person in the profession with members of IDEAS. The club is open to any iSchool student who self-identify as IBPOC, and we welcome new members to join if they are interested in this Q&A. More information will be provided on discord. Any questions can be directed to the IDEAS organizing team at their email, ideas.ubc@gmail.com


About the speaker

Harrison W. Inefuku (he/his) is the Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian at the Iowa State University Library. He directs the Iowa State University Digital Press, the library’s publishing program. Harrison advocates for diversity, inclusion, and social justice in libraries and archives and has published and presented on systemic racism in academic publishing. He graduated from the University of British Columbia iSchool’s Dual MASLIS program in 2011.



Registration form

Please complete the form below to register for this event. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link after submitting your details. If you didn’t receive it, please check the spam folder in your inbox. If you have any questions, please contact us at ischool.comms@ubc.ca.


About IDEAS@UBC and the IBPOC Voices Speaker Series

The IBPOC Voices Speaker Series is a series hosted by IDEAS@UBC. Held in addition to and collaboration with the school’s regular colloquium, the series offers a platform for IBPOC information professionals to share their valuable experience and research on a range of topics related to library, archival and information studies.

This series is supported in part by funding from the Anti-Racism Initiatives fund. Established in 2021, the fund supports initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts at the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. For more information about this fund, visit antiracism.ubc.ca.

Visit the IDEAS@UBC website to learn more about this initiative.

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