Practicing What We Preach? The Diversity Mindset in Library and Information Science Research and Pedagogy

Nadia Caidi.

Nadia Caidi, PhD

iSchool, University of Toronto

Nadia Caidi's presentation

Seminar Date: November 16, 2021

This talk examines the dynamics around engagement and ways of knowing of specific communities (often marginalized or under-studied), whether it be migrants or refugees, indigenous communities in remote and isolated regions, or young Muslims negotiating their identities in a post 9/11 world. In conducting research with these communities, my consideration is one that adheres to a methodology of refusing the silencing of certain voices in society. Taken together, these strands of research expand on the meanings and values of inclusion, ask whether a diversity mindset can foster sustainable change, and probe and unsettle the rigidity of the scholarly and pedagogical systems in which we operate.

Nadia Caidi is a professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on human information behavior and information policy. Her contributions aim to inform and promote a critical LIS lens and a public interest approach to the information fields. This presentation builds on her recent book (co-edited with Keren Dali, PhD), Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design (Routledge). Caidi was the 2011 president of the Canadian Association for Information Science, and the 2016 president of the Association for Information Science and Technology. In 2019, Caidi was the recipient of the ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award.

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