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SILC Report
« on: November 03, 2020, 02:19:14 PM »
SILC Antiracism Book Club – "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo

We had 23 active participants sign up for the book club. We had our first discussion on September 30 and our second on October 21. We have two more discussions left this semester. We have utilized Facebook Groups to provide a forum for sharing articles and related content. For the spring semester we are talking about building off of the book club by offering some programs around integrating antiracist pedagogy into library instruction.

SILC Community Conversations

We have continued to hold our monthly community conversations. We have learned that we get a higher attendance when we talk about more practical topics than abstract ones, but we are still receiving a decent turnout at these events, in spite of folks getting "Zoomed Out."

New SILC Listserv

The new SUNYLA-InfoLit discussion list ( is up and running as of mid-October. In the process of setting up this new discussion list, Bill Jones was able to update the procedures for joining all of the discussion lists. SILC has been adding members to the list and will use it as a primary venue for sharing information beginning January 2021.

New Core SILC Members

We have two new core committee members! Fatoma Rad (Farmingdale) is taking on the role of the committee's Digital Communication Officer, a role in which she will manage our blog ( and discussion list. Becky Leathersich (Geneseo) also joined and will be lending her talents to help us with our program development. Holly, Megan, Don, and I are very excited to welcome them to the committee!