What’s in a name? Quite a bit! Vocabularies matter!


Language matters, words matter, phrases and terms all matter! We are here to discuss changes you can make within your bibliographic data to add more inclusive language for the communities your library serves. We believe that respectful language choices in access points is one way to work towards anti-oppressive librarianship. Sponsored by OLA TSRT (Technical Services Round Table).


  • Emily O’Neal, Deschutes Public Library
  • Heather Pitts, Oregon State Library, Cataloging Services Librarian
  • Mariko Kershaw, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Cataloging Librarian

Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/giJzoBA2NTA

what’s in a name slides