Des and Amanda hosted a pre-conference workshop and Amanda participated in a panel discussion at the Digital Library Foundation (DLF) 2018 Form  October 14-17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DLF is a community of practitioners focused on social justice and public good through design and application of digital library technologies.
First, Des and Amanda hosted a pre-conference workshop entitled, Design for Diversity: Towards More Inclusive Information Systems  on October 14, 2018 from 9-3:30. During this workshop they discussed the vast number of resources consulted for the project, discuss the lessons they learned through the project, moderate discussions involving brainstorming about the systems and technical infrastructure in their own institutions, and discuss the toolkit’s potential use as a models to create change. See the DLF full workshop slides here .
Second, Amanda participated in a panel discussion entitled, “What would the ‘community’ think?: Three grant-funded teams reflect on defining community and models of engagement”  on October 7, 2018 from 9:30-10:25. Here Amanda alongside fellow Northeastern colleague, Giordana Mecagni, discuss their grant funded projects rooted in implementing change through community engagement.