2017 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science: "Yes, We Still Can!"


8:30-9:00: Registration and seating

9:00-9:15: Welcome from Paul Jaeger and Renee Hill

9:15-9:30: Welcome from Brian Butler, iSchool Senior Associate Dean

9:30-10:30: Session 1: Yes, We Can Engage

  • Teen Action Group: Transformations through Action (Eyoel Delessa and Ana Martinez)
  • Literacy and Library Skills for Refugee Families (Michelle Cavanaugh, Gianna Schwatka, Giovanna Sandoval, and Claudia Parra)
  • How an Educational Institution and a Village of Volunteers are Changing the Achievement Gap and Helping New Americans (Vilma Aracely Sandoval-Sall)

10:30-11:30: Session 2: Yes, We Can Include

  • Cross Cultural Communicators in Libraries: Developing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Bilingual Library Professionals (Mimi Lee)
  • Supporting people experiencing homelessness: Lessons from the DC Public Library (Jean Badalamenti)
  • Designing, organizing, and hosting library programs geared towards people with vision and multiple barriers to standard programming (Leslie Bowman, John Owen, LaShawn Myles, Jerry Price)

11:30-12:00: Small Group Discussions on ideas from Morning Presentations  

12:00-12:20: Get lunch (Food being delivered, lunch continues until 1:00)

12:20-12:30: Introduction of the B. Parker Hamilton Scholarship Fund by B. Parker Hamilton

12:30-1:00: James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award Presentation to Ruby Jaby by Citizens for Maryland Libraries and the College of Information Studies, presented by Joe Thompson and Dean Keith Marzullo

1:00-2:20: Session 3: Yes, We Can Organize

  • #CharlottesvilleSyllabus Project (Alyssa Collins and Sophia Abramowitz)
  • The Sojourner Truth Room: A Community Innovation Space for Research and a Destination for Information on African American Incorporated Towns in Prince George‚Äôs County (Misty Trunnell)
  • Teapot in a Tempest: Special Collections Curation After "Unite the Right" (Molly Schwartzburg)
  • Building Better Partnerships between Public and School Librarians (Ny'ilah N. Whitaker)

2:20-2:30: Short break

2:30-3:30: Session 4: Yes, We Can Advocate

  • Getting Off Our Axis, and Learning How to Ally (Courtney Douglass and Karina Hagelin)
  • Survival Strategies for Dismantling White Supremacy in Libraries and Archives (Ricky Punzalan, Michelle Caswell, and Nicole Cooke)
  • Embedding Diversity & Inclusion in Maryland Library Organizational Culture (Nini Beegan, Leslie Bowman, Renee Hill, and Paul Jaeger)

3:30-4:30: Closing Town Hall

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