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What is your library’s role in promoting social justice? What can we do to support under-served communities? What is the librarian’s place as an activist or advocate? What are the rewards, what arethe risks and what do we do if we get push-back?We will be joined by Stephen Jackson, Community Resources Specialist, and Jose Cruz, Children’s Services Librarian, both from Oak Park Public Library and Pilar Shaker, Director at Forest Park Public Library to hear all sides of the story, get some great ideas and get energized.Book Bytes is back! Bring a favorite “We Need Diverse Books” title to share during lunch.Event Coordinator: Regina Townsend Email: email@example.com Phone: 708-689-6119
Agenda9:30—10:15: NWYS Business Meeting10:15—10:30: Break10:30—12:00: Social Justice—Stephen Jackson, OPPL Community Resource Specialist; Jose Cruz, OPPL Children’s Services Librarian: and Pilar Shaker, FPPL Director.12:00—1:00: “Diverse Books” talk with Kerry Devitt from Arlington Heights Memorial LibraryLunch from Corner Bakery (see choices above)Location: Hodgkins Public Library – 6500 Wenz Ave, Hodgkins, ILCost: Free for NWYS Members and $10 for non-membersLunch: $12, please make checks payable to NWYS.
Categories: Member Networking Group, Youth/Young Adult/School Services, Chicago Area
This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.
Questions? Please contact Karen Goyer.
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