“The job listing also includes information about Cornell’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
What does social justice have to do with being a science librarian? Higher education is ignoring the concerns of parents. They’re just doing what they want to do.
The College Fix reports:
Cornell to hire social justice ‘Equity Librarian’ for science library
Cornell University is working to hire a “Critical Pedagogy and Equity Librarian” for Mann Library, which is focused on life sciences, agriculture, applied social sciences and human ecology.
An online job description states the position will, among other duties, “evaluate source credibility.”
The position is part of a cluster hire “to facilitate Equity and Inclusion and Pathways to Social Justice,” the Ivy League university’s website states.
The media relations department did not respond to The College Fix’s request for comment seeking more information about the position.
The job posting lists the position as a three-year term.
“We believe that an understanding of how credible and inaccurate information is produced and disseminated informs how we should interact with and draw conclusions from it,” the website also states.
One of the librarian’s responsibilities will be to teach guest lectures on Mann Library’s seven learning outcomes, which include:
Students will be able to explain how economic, cultural, and political factors influence the production and preservation of information, and marginalize the perspectives, histories, and research of certain communities.
Students will be able to articulate how the automation and embedded biases of algorithms lead to personalization, sorting and discrimination.
The job listing also includes information about Cornell’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“Cornell Library embraces diversity and inclusion and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports and reflects our community of students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds,” it states.
“We believe in the power of representation and strongly encourage individuals from historically and habitually marginalized and disadvantaged communities to apply.”
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