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Let’s lay out the facts: 80% of librarians are white women. Does your collection reflect your community or does it look more like you? What about the material in your programming and reader’s advisory practice? Join ARRT as we grapple with solutions to this touchy subject. Our panel of experts will share straight talk, real world experiences, and practical strategies for diversifying your library in meaningful, authentic ways.Panelists:Robin Bradford – Collection Development Librarian, Timberland Regional [WA] LibraryMikki Kendall – Writer, Diversity Consultant, and Occasional FeministAnnabelle Mortensen – Access Services Manager, Skokie Public LibraryMimosa Shah – Adult Program Coordinator, Skokie Public LibraryMember Library Group: Adult Reading Round TableEvent Coordinator: Becky Spratford Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 708.250.6698
Stick around after the event for guided tours of the library highlighting some of their specific diversity initiatives.
Categories: Readers Advisory, Chicago Area
This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.
Questions? Please contact Karen Goyer.
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