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Here at UCO Chambers Library, our Metadata & Cataloging department is committed to accurately and respectfully describing materials relating to underrepresented communities. We are continually implementing specific strategies for carrying out this work and have found that sharing and learning with our colleagues has been an essential component. 

Starting summer 2022, we are committed to hosting an annual virtual symposium to connect our library and archives colleagues across the state of Oklahoma for a virtual symposium to discuss how metadata justice can be incorporated into our shared work of creating description and access for library and archival resources. Borrowing from our friends at OU, metadata justice "refers to the use of accurate and appropriate language in metadata systems like library catalogs."

Our intention with this event is to create a space for folks to share their ideas and to create a support network for those interested in this important work in our state's libraries and archives. 

Symposium Proceedings