4S/EASST Privacy-enhancing technologies: From solution to reconfiguration

Sam DiBella will be presenting his research into encryption technology as a sign of community membership “Pretty good privacy as free/open source software shibboleth” in the “Privacy-enhancing technologies: from solution to reconfiguration” panel at the 4S/EASST conference, July 16–19. The conference program and panel description are here.

May SMRLA Presentation

Amelia Gibson discussed her library research at the May 16 (10am) meeting of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association.


On July 24–27 in New Orleans, Twanna Hodge will be presenting at the twelfth annual conference for the National Conference of African American Librarians, which has the theme “Culture Keepers XII: Unity in Diversity – Stronger Together in the African Diaspora.” The conference program will be posted here.

Redefining Wellness by Setting Realistic Expectations

Dr. Jasmine Garland McKinney presented “Redefining Wellness by Setting Realistic Expectations” as part of the UNC–Greensboro Trauma Informed and Culturally Responsive Wellness Workshop Series on April 11, 2024. You can download the program PDF here.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Archives and Libraries 2024

Twanna Hodge will be presenting twice at the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Archives and Libraries (IDEAL) conference in Toronto, on July 14, 2024. The two panels are “Challenging ‘Racial Monolith Myths’ in the Library Profession Through Critical Race Theory: A Panel Discussion” and “We Got the Receipts: Navigating Reimbursement Culture in Academic Librarianship.” You can find the IDEAL conference program here.

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Innovation in Systems of Postpartum Care

With other BELIEVE collaborators, Dr. Gibson published a chapter on the many social factors that contribute to good postpartum care in The Practical Playbook III: Working Together to Improve Maternal Health. You can find the collected volume here.

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Valuing the mental health needs of Black birthing persons: Preliminary results from the BELIEVE Project

At the 2024 Black Maternal Mental Health Summit in July, CEDI and UNC collaborators will be presenting early findings from the BELIEVE project. The Shades of Blue Project has more information about the summit and Black Maternal Mental Health Week here.

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Media Policy for an Informed Citizenry: Revisiting the Information Needs of Communities for Democracy in Crisis

Dr. Gibson was a panelist for a Social Science Research Council, as part of its Media & Democracy program, to discuss how media and current information needs affects the health of democracies. The panel was on April 17; its program information is here.

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Prioritizing Black maternal mental health: Learning from the knowledge of experts

Dr. Garland McKinney presented at the North Carolina Maternal Health Innovation Initiative (NC MHI) Learning Community on Postpartum Care for NC Parents, on April 14th, as part of The 4th Trimester Project. You can register to attend on the project webpage.

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Building connections, crucial conversations & cross-cultural relationships – Twanna Hodge’s chapter on cultural humility in libraries

Twanna Hodge recently coauthored a chapter with Xan Goodman on how librarians can practice cultural humility and address diversity and inclusion issues within libraries and their wider community. The collected volume, Cultural Humility in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success can be found here.