June 11, 2021 — 10 AM ET to 3:30 PM ET / 9 AM CT to 2:30 PM CT

Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging with Shola Richards

It is no longer good enough to not be a racist, whether it’s inside or outside of the workplace. In order to create a culture of diversity, equity, and belonging it will require the willingness to actively work against racism in all of its forms. The highly-engaging keynote provides the audience with the key tools, strategies, and information necessary to engage in this important work, while also ensuring that the commitment to this work remains long after the keynote ends.

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Track 1: Programming Reimagined

  • Podcasting Your Library (Launch the Pods!) with Sarah Burris and Stephen Efird
  • Reimagining Library Programming with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci
  • Creating the Essential Toolbox for Online & Hybrid Programming with Diana Silveira

Track 2: Information Literacy Reimagined

  • Fact or Fake? Digital Forensics 101 with Dr. Kristen Mattson
  • Teaching Computer Science Students about Algorithm Bias with Dr. Shalini Ramachandran and Sheree Fu
  • Accessibility in Information Literacy with JJ Pionke

Track 3: Library Services Reimagined

  • Book Takeout and User-Focused Delivery with Ned Potter
  • You Can’t Predict the Future, But You Can Prepare For It with Callan Bignoli
  • A Tale of Two Libraries: Differing Reopening Strategies with Mary Brown and Jackie Spiritas

Track 4: Intellectual Freedom Reimagined

  • Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice with Alison Macrina
  • The Intersection of Racial Justice and Intellectual Freedom in Libraries: Moving From Performative to Transformative Action with Sabine Dantus
  • Neutrality and Free Speech: Who Wins? with TJ Lamanna