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Hi all,

Is there a meeting with Janet today? I had it on my schedule.

Thanks,

Heidi

> On Sep 13, 2021, at 11:53 AM, Karen Eger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Very interesting to hear this explanation for the weird ways of Dewey.  I am also grateful for the all out permission to just move things.   Ten of the most annoying placements have been pulled and will be headed into the history section where they can be right alongside the others where they should be.
> 
> Karen McCarthy Eger
> Library Director
> she/her/hers
> 
> South Berwick Public Library
> 
> "The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and enjoy the dance." ~ Alan Watts
> 
> 27 Young Street
> South Berwick, ME 03908
> 
> 207-384-3308
> www.southberwicklibrary.org<http://www.southberwicklibrary.org>
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> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of McKenney, Janet <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 10:00 AM
> To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Bias in Dewey Podcast
> 
> This was a great podcast and I highly recommend taking the time to listen!
> Thanks you Deb!
> Hello All, We have been hearing a lot over the last few years about the inherent bias and prejudice of computer algorithms and AI tools
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__guides.lib.fsu.edu_algorithm&d=DwIFAg&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=YAQGDx5lq_c0DDxcbjYbhgjuTyXMGX6QS4ciaIV7frcELDClSqZcMm11dVUZ11wK&m=IcWA6TlQ5CE8hBuV-_m1SwYKvPeDSuK-gMY-bjUk21Y&s=JCQjKVpnknRWy2Ka7Hla_Ap-Q03u_3YXRYbI2Ppf5Zg&e=
> 
> Before that however, library professionals were lamenting the bias in the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. There's a new podcast out in which librarians discuss "Bias in the Library"
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.wnycstudios.org_podcasts_otm_segments_bias-2Dlibrary-2Don-2Dthe-2Dmedia&d=DwIFAg&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=YAQGDx5lq_c0DDxcbjYbhgjuTyXMGX6QS4ciaIV7frcELDClSqZcMm11dVUZ11wK&m=IcWA6TlQ5CE8hBuV-_m1SwYKvPeDSuK-gMY-bjUk21Y&s=0CJtLCfHTOQmNLkDRx_Ace29eyM45Cvw2GMXRKtS988&e=
> Click on "Listen" to hear the 15 minute talk. It's important to think about how the way we catalog materials and organize our collections influence patron information retrieval, learning, and attitudes.
> 
> 
> Janet McKenney
> Director, Library Development
> Maine State Library
> SHS 64
> 230 State Street
> Augusta, ME 04333
> 
> 207-287-5603
> [log in to unmask]
> @janetmckenney (Twitter)
> She/her/hers
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Clark, Deborah (Library)
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 9:44 AM
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> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Bias in Dewey Podcast
> 
> EXTERNAL: This email originated from outside of the State of Maine Mail System. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.
> 
> Hello All, We have been hearing a lot over the last few years about the inherent bias and prejudice of computer algorithms and AI tools [ex. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fguides.lib.fsu.edu-252Falgorithm-26amp-3Bdata-3D04-257C01-257Cjanet.mckenney-2540MAINE.GOV-257Cd605aa5d987646fa65e908d976bca017-257C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e-257C0-257C0-257C637671374780343561-257CUnknown-257CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0-253D-257C1000-26amp-3Bsdata-3DUQyaCfWa1KU402NUxhRnCQ9nEOdhprJ4VjKu2EqCrWM-253D-26amp-3Breserved-3D0&d=DwIFAg&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=YAQGDx5lq_c0DDxcbjYbhgjuTyXMGX6QS4ciaIV7frcELDClSqZcMm11dVUZ11wK&m=IcWA6TlQ5CE8hBuV-_m1SwYKvPeDSuK-gMY-bjUk21Y&s=t99rkXyMAYMGQrgdwzrThBFHhg-JOneQZwQ2KJYmNtk&e= ]. Before that however, library professionals were lamenting the bias in the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. There's a new podcast out in which librarians discuss "Bias in the Library"  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fwww.wnycstudios.org-252Fpodcasts-252Fotm-252Fsegments-252Fbias-2Dlibrary-2Don-2Dthe-2Dmedia-26amp-3Bdata-3D04-257C01-257Cjanet.mckenney-2540MAINE.GOV-257Cd605aa5d987646fa65e908d976bca017-257C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e-257C0-257C0-257C637671374780343561-257CUnknown-257CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0-253D-257C1000-26amp-3Bsdata-3DTE-252BLukmXkfjryLwRNcK4quE1oVtTVRfLXGXOm0XULpE-253D-26amp-3Breserved-3D0&d=DwIFAg&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=YAQGDx5lq_c0DDxcbjYbhgjuTyXMGX6QS4ciaIV7frcELDClSqZcMm11dVUZ11wK&m=IcWA6TlQ5CE8hBuV-_m1SwYKvPeDSuK-gMY-bjUk21Y&s=7QgFoepXJNrEmC-Sp2hGXx0oBJi0JoRI-7CAaphqp2I&e= . Click on "Listen" to hear the 15 minute talk. It's important to think about how the way we catalog materials and organize our collections influence patron information retrieval, learning, and attitudes.
> 
> Have a great week. Deb
> 
> Deborah A. Clark, MLIS
> Library Management Specialist
> Maine State Library
> (207)233-2193
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> 
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