design for diversity icon In 2016, the Digital Scholarship Group was awarded an IMLS National Forums grant of $99,822 to support “Design for Diversity”: a series of public events aimed at developing a teaching and learning toolkit to support professional development for librarians, archivists, and museum specialists.

Design for Diversity’s focus is on the ways in which information standards and systems embody and reify cultural norms and forms of hegemony.

Design for Diversity will:

  • bring a greater awareness of these norms to our own design and development process
  • imagine modes of information and tool design that are more porous and negotiable
  • support a more inclusive and equitable relationship between information professionals and the communities they serve

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LG-73-16-0126-16]. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.