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Dealing in Diversity: Proactively Serving Communities Through Authentic Representation

Friday, June 16, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Skokie Public Library (In Person)

  • Registration is $15 for non ARRT members and $5 for members. Please pay at the door or with a credit card through Eventbrite: Register

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.


Robin Bradford – Collection Development Librarian, Timberland Regional [WA] Library
Mikki Kendall – Writer, Diversity Consultant, and Occasional Feminist
Annabelle Mortensen – Access Services Manager, Skokie Public Library
Mimosa Shah – Adult Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library

Member Library Group: Adult Reading Round Table
Event Coordinator: Becky Spratford
Phone: 708.250.6698

Type:   Program

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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