SLIS 720 will host a virtual live session with Anna Coats April 9th, 2020
“Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group, particularly culturally marginalized groups. This session will focus on racial microaggressions, which are rooted in the United States of America’s long history of racism and xenophobia. This session will focus on how this history, whether we as individuals are aware of it or not, affects present day library services and provide strategies for self education, standing up for ourselves, and / or standing up for colleagues and patrons who are on the receiving end of microaggressions.”
SLIS 720 will host a virtual live session with Barbara Jones March 26th, 2020
“My talk will concern how intellectual freedom and social justice sometimes clash in such situations as hate speech. I will use a recent example, from the Urbana, IL Free Library, of the controversy over the use of sex/gender terminology and dialogue re: LGBTQ people. The questions: Should libraries allow programs with speakers who do not accept the current definitions and activities of transgender people? What should libraries do with books and articles that are now deemed outdated in their definitions? How can a library uphold its ethical principles and still include all people in their selection of information and programming? “
Valerie Byrd Fort will be our guest on the Librarian.Support real time session. Join us Thursday April 9th at 9 am Eastern Time.
Topics may include: What school and public librarians are doing to keep students and young people engaged in reading, storytime, and other programming.
The session will be recorded
Valerie Byrd Fort engages students with passion and enthusiasm for reading and literacy. She has over 15 years of teaching in the K – 12 environment and was selected as Teacher of the Year at both schools in which she taught. As a school librarian, she was an advocate for both students and teachers. She teaches courses in children’s literature and in school library management. Byrd Fort is the coordinator for Cocky’s Reading Express, the University of South Carolina’s literacy outreach program.
Topics will include: Universal Design and accessibility
The session will be recorded
Dr. Clayton A. Copeland is Director of the SLIS Laboratory for Leadership in the Equity of Access and Diversity (LLEAD) and helps manage the Linda Lucas Walling Collection for Universal Access. Her research focuses upon equity of access to information for underserved populations and literacy. She also pursues research interests in technology, Universal Design, facilities planning, materials and programming for children and young adults, and information behavior.
Topics may include: Graphic novels in youth and school library services, use of primary materials in the classroom.
Gavigan is a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. Her research interests include the use of graphic novels and other resources in K-12 libraries and classrooms. She has also conducted research regarding school library issues such as the instructional role of the school librarian.
Erik Boekesteijn is a senior advisor at National Library of the Netherlands as well as a facilitator and consultant for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and a SLIS Fellow. Boekesteijn got his start in the Netherlands’ DOK Library in Delft, recognized as one of the most innovative public libraries in the world.
Topics may include: Library resources and emergency management. Librarians in emergency management positions! Emergency management, information and archival systems, and project management. This can be for cultural institutions or for embedded librarianship in county, state, and federal government positions to assist with finding information to assist in the effort to promote communication, awareness, and collaboration
The session will be recorded
A 2014 SLIS alumnus and SLIS Fellow, Jason Broughton was appointed state librarian of Vermont in April 2019. Broughton leads the Department of Libraries within the Agency of Administration and is the first African American to hold the post.
Jason sent along this list of related resources:
List of websites and resources for the conversation with Dr.
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Starting this Tuesday, March 24th David Lankes will be doing open support sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at least through April. I’ll be inviting faculty, staff, and great librarians from the field to join me in a call-in-style class/show. I’ve already had folks like Erik Boekesteijn for the Royal Libraries of the Netherlands, Karen Gavigan SLIS Professor and genius in everything graphic novels, Marie Østergaard director of one of if not the most innovative public library in the world Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark, and Kim Silk Strategic Planning & Engagement Librarian at Hamilton Public Library agree to join me for shows. The idea is a real-time conversation that you can join to ask questions and join the conversation.
9-10 Eastern Standard Time and archives of the conversations will be posted on the Librarian.SUPPORT site. It should be great to get a global view on librarianship. We can have up to 150 folks join the live sessions.
If you have a topic you or your library would be interested in, or want to be a guest, please email me at email@example.com
Can Libraries get out of their own way? The role of LIS education and the culture around it. And facilitating large scale conversations between libraries and their communities. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation! thisweekinlibraries.com