Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Friday Afternoon Seminar on Information Access:
296a-1 Seminar: Information Access, Fall 2021.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON INFORMATION ACCESS.
Fridays 3-5 pm. Some sessions will be Zoom only. Some in-person
only. See each announcement.
The mode for most sessions has not yet been decided.
Campus policy requires all Zoom participants to sign into a Zoom account
prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley.
A link to each Zoom Seminar session is available only at
the School's event listing: www.ischool.berkeley.edu/events.
Everyone interested is welcome!
Oct 1: IN-PERSON. MASK MANDATE. SOUTH HALL 107. OR JOIN BY ZOOM:
Link at www.ischool.berkeley.edu/events.
Leonardo BURSZTYN, Univ. of Chicago: Disguising Prejudice:
Popular Rationales as Excuses for Intolerant Expression.
How popular rationales enable public anti-minority actions.
Rationales to oppose minorities genuinely persuade some people, but they
also serve as "excuses" that may reduce the stigma associated with
anti-minority expression. In a first experiment, people who donated to an
anti-immigrant organization are seen as less intolerant if they were first
exposed to a study claiming that immigrants disproportionately
commit violent crimes. In additional experiments, participants
are more willing to publicly donate to an anti-immigrant organization
and post anti-immigrant content on social media when they can use
popular rationales as an excuse. Our findings suggest
that prominent public figures can lower the cost of intolerant expression
by popularizing rationales,enabling public anti-minority behavior.
Leonardo Bursztyn is Professor of Economics at
the University of Chicago and here on sabbatical leave. His current
research uses field experiments to understand how individuals make
schooling, consumption, political, and financial decisions -— and
in particular how these decisions are shaped by individuals’ social
environment. He is the co-director of the Becker Friedman Institute
Political Economics Research Initiative, a research associate at the
National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow at the Bureau for
Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and an affiliate at
the Jameel Poverty Action Lab. He is also the recipient of a 2016
Sloan Research Fellowship. More at home.uchicago.edu/~bursztyn/index.html.
Oct 8: ZOOM ONLY: START AT 2:30 pm.
The School's 103rd Birthday Celebration.
Details at https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/events/2021/103rd-birthday-celebration.
Oct 15: To be announced.
Oct 22: IN PERSON.
Alan INOUYE, ALA: Whiplash: Library & Education Public Policy
in the Covid Era.
Oct 29: ZOOM ONLY. Guenther WAIBEL, California Digital Library:
Goodbye Melvyl. Hello UC Library Search.
Nov 5: IN PERSON. Charles FAULHABER, Bancroft Library: PhiloBiblon:
Siloed Databases to Linked Open Data via Wikibase: Proof of Concept.
Nov 12: IN PERSON:
Mary ELINGS and Christina FIDLER, Bancroft Library: Building a Born
Digital Archives Program at the Bancroft Library.
Nov 19: Clifford LYNCH: Capital Investments in the Digital Environment.
Nov 26: Thanksgiving: No Seminar meeting.
Dec 3: Last Seminar meeting of semester: Clifford Lynch.
The Seminar will resume for the Spring semester.
2021 schedule and summaries.