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COSI (Conversations on Social Issues)

Most Thursdays at noon; Virtually on Zoom (unless otherwise noted)


quarter year Schedule

No Tone Policing, No Shaming, No Cancelling

Critical Conversation with Katy Dicher, Dave Ellenwood, Alyssa Jocson Porter, and Althea Lazzaro; Faculty Librarians at Seattle Central College

All of us use online communication platforms like social media and email. Mass communication provides great value: the ability to troubleshoot problems with our community, share good news, and organize. But there are also risks to using these platforms: a permanent record of hot takes, misinterpreted tone, and runaway threads.

During this COSI, librarians who fought for the reinstatement of the Faculty Conversations email list will use it as an example of the joys, chagrin, envy, and sometimes chaos of online communication. We will facilitate a conversation about this kind of mass communication and its risks and rewards to our community.

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