Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise

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Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and practices have been at the forefront of library services for several years. However, now we need to ask ourselves, are we not only talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to EDI. Are the EDI initiatives and plans we developed years ago actually working? Are we seeing an impact from these efforts in our communities and among our staff?

Join Amigos Library Services on December 2, 2020 for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise? We will take a closer look at EDI and explore what initiatives in your library have worked, ones that have not.

For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding, borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

Times - CST
Sessions
Session Links
Speaker(s)
10:00 am
Welcome from Miguel
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Miguel Figueroa
10:20 am
Opening Keynote
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Nicole Cooke
11:30 am
Break
 
 
11:45 am
Building and Living a Shared Culture of Accessibility
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William Helman and Julia Caffrey-Hill
11:45 am
Policies Written for Equity and Inclusion: A Shifting Landscape
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Valerie Nye
11:45 am
From Coloring the Academic Landscape to Integral Players of the Community
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Lijuan Xu and Ana Ramirez Luhrs
12:30 pm
Lunch Break
 
 
1:30 pm
Creating a Multitude of Legacies: African American Greek Organizations at Southeast Missouri State
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Roxanne Dunn
1:30 pm
The Bias in Your Library's Catalog
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Amanda Ros
1:30 pm
Advancing Racial Equity: Findings from a National Scan of Libraries
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Ozy Aloziem
2:15 pm
Break
 
 
2:30 pm
News Databases: Diversity without Equity or Inclusion?
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Tasha Bergson-Michelson
2:30 pm
Transgender Inclusion at Burnaby Public Library: Our Method for Success
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Cristina Freire
2:30 pm
Building Equity by Infusing Contemplative Kindness: A Social Worker's and Librarian's Shared Journey
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Calantha Tilotson and Dr. Amy Ward
3:15 pm
Break
 
 
3:30 pm
Promoting the UNT Special Collections LGBTQ Archive
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Jaimi Parker
3:30 pm
Knowledge River 20 Years and Counting: The Future of EDI in LIS
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Berlin Loa
3:30 pm
TBD
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Brianne Anderson