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.


About IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Safe Space)

IDEAS@UBC is a student group that seeks to provide a safe and productive community for IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) students in departments and fields of study related to information, cultural, and memory work at the UBC School of Information. We aim to amplify IBPOC voices in information studies and encourage dialogue on topics such as anti-racism, Indigenous knowledge and information practices, and systemic barriers in library, archival and information studies. We also host social events and offer a safe space for IBPOC students in the iSchool programs to share resources on navigating underrepresentation in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector. Visit their website to learn more about this initiative.


2021 – 2022 IBPOC Voices Speaker Series

Donor Relations and Decolonizing Descriptions

Ashlynn Prasad
Librarian & Archivist, Vancouver Maritime Museum

Friday, May 13, 2022



Working and Teaching with with Racist Archival Materials

Melissa J. Nelson
Archivist, researcher, writer, and educator based in Toronto, Ontario & Author of Archiving Hate: Racist Materials in Archives

Friday, February 18, 2022




Voices of Color and the Scholarly Record

Harrison W. Inefuku
Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University Library

Friday, November 5, 2021


Previous Series

Your Success Ensures Our Success and Our Success Ensures Your Success

Speaker: Kayla Lar-Son, Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian, Xwi7xwa Library, UBC

Friday, May 7, 2021


A Round Table with Ebony Magnus

Speaker: Ebony Magnus, Head, Belzberg Library, Simon Fraser University

Friday, March 5, 2021


Information Privilege in Special Collections Librarianship

Speaker: Patrice R. Green, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Georgia

Friday, February 5, 2021