Call for proposals now open for "Libraries Address Inequities"

People experience inequities - instances of injustice and unfairness – in many parts of their lives and may even experience them when engaging with library policies, services, or programs. Central to the mission of libraries is a commitment to addressing long-entrenched and newly emerging inequities in society - whether inequities in access to information, education, opportunity, or representation. Addressing inequities requires assessment of library resources, examination of existing programs and services, and direct engagement with the communities experiencing inequity or injustice. How are libraries stepping up to address inequities across their communities? And how is that central part of our mission changing, becoming more challenging, or more rewarding? This conference will examine ways in which libraries build partnerships, raise community awareness, and center dialogue in addressing known and emerging inequities.

Amigos is now accepting presentation proposals for the September 7, 2023, online conference, "Libraries Address Inequities".

Potential presentation topics can include, but are not limited to:
Addressing inequities through...

  • Library programming topics and practices
  • Library outreach and partnerships
  • Advocacy and social action
  • Digital access and research methods
  • Policy development and education
  • Collection development, acquisitions, and technical processes
  • Evaluation and assessment of programs and services
  • Accessibility and inclusion
  • Management and leadership
  • Staff training

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and experiences, please submit your proposal by July 14, 2023

Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, contact Erin Gray, or (972) 340-2897.