So...#AITA if, for a class in local history with archives and museums, I have students look at a virtual exhibit at that I made?
Not asking for a friend, only me.
"The poem below lists the reason why it is emotionally and physically costly for Indigenous, Black and racialized people to hold spaces for other people to learn about their complicity in systemic harm. Read the poem once and pay attention to the different kinds of responses it evokes in you. After you have read the poem once, read the instructions that follow for the second part of the exercise."
Before jumping into someone else's mentions:
✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?
And NOW they're offering me a "free textbook list" in return for my contact information.
Data sharing survey
PLoS is running a survey on the pleasures and pains of sharing scientific data. Still running until next week:
I mean, I guess the silver lining to this is that, like with me, it reassures no one, so students will not return in person.
Which financially is terrible for our university, yes, but still.
Gods, I so desperately want to be wrong in my suspicion that we have not yet seen the worst of this.
Reading announcements from my university to open up for fall semester, COVID19 be damned.
Reassure me, people. Give me specifics.
How comprehensive and frequent will be the testing that is being offered? What are procedures for people who test positive, which is an absolute certainty at this point?
I just...I can't freakin' believe this.
Local man scared and perplexed by discover of remnants of gay art party:
I get frustrated that we as librarians hear all the time that we need to "get out of our bubble" and then folks outside LIS are never told "hey maybe you should look at LIS scholarship about <LIS topic they are writing about without a single LIS citation>"
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