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Registration Open for Oct. 26 ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter Meeting, “Libraries as Advocates: Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond”

(via Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College)

ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter

Librarians as Advocates: Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

Fall 2018 Program 

October 26, 2018

Library Learning Terrace at Drexel University

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region and into the methods and lessons of prominent librarian activists.  In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope.  This program will include a panel presentation, chapter meeting, lightning round presentations, and unconference-style round table discussions.  Participants will have an opportunity to share their own work and will be inspired by the work of their peers to apply methods of activism to create more equitable, inclusive, and diverse library services.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

9:30-10:00AM Registration and networking

10:00–11:30AM Panel Discussion

Moderator: Justin Hill, Department HeadAccess and Media Services, Temple University Libraries

·  Yvette Davis, Director of Outreach and Organizational Development, POWER Interfaith

·  Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries

·  Titus Moolathara, Branch Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia

·  Emily Wagner, Assistant Director, Knowledge Management &  Communications, American Library Association

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch

12:30-12:45PM Business Meeting

12:45-2:00PM Lightning Round: Presentations on action, preservation, partnerships, and privacy.

2:00-2:50PM Roundtable Unconference

2:50PM Closing Remarks

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