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Registration Open for LAUC-B Online Conference “Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices” (Oct. 5-6)–UIUC’s Dr. Clara Chu is Opening Keynoter

(via Corliss Lee–University of California, Berkeley)

The 2021 LAUC-B (Librarian’s Association of the University of California, Berkeley) Conference Committee is thrilled to announce that registration* is open for our biennial conference. This year’s theme is, “Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices”. The conference will be held online October 5-6 (Monday-Tuesday); registration to the conference is free, and open now! Register here.

Librarians’ activities are embedded in and inherently tied to socio-political circumstances. This conference will emphasize and examine critical librarianship through the lens of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist work. Go here for the program, which has more information on the conference schedule and content. Attendees are asked to review the conference code of conduct in advance of the conference.

We have an inspiring program lined up; keynote presentations will be delivered by Dr. Clara Chu, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lalitha Nataraj, from California State University, San Marcos.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an exciting and challenging event. Please spread the word and forward this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested!  Our conference hashtag is #laucb2021. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the committee members listed below. We’re looking forward to seeing you on October 5-6!

*Registration will be capped at 300 attendees with 100 spots reserved for University of California employees.

We recognize that the UC (University of California) Libraries Forum is occurring the same month. “Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices” is a separate conference with a separate registration.

LAUC-B Conference Committee (all members work at University of California campuses):

Paromita Biswas, UCLA (Los Angeles campus); Kelsey Brown, UCI (Irvine campus); Kristina Bush, UCB (Berkeley campus); Lia Friedman, UCSD (San Diego campus); Ann Glusker, UCB (Berkeley); Shannon Kealey, UCB (Berkeley campus), co-chair; Corliss Lee (Berkeley campus), co-chair; Natalie Marquez, UCI (Irvine campus); Jin Moon, UCSD (San Diego campus); Erica Newcome, UCB (Berkeley campus); Liladhar Pendse, UCB (Berkeley campus); Scott Peterson, UCB (Berkeley campus); and Christina Velazquez Fidler, UCB (Berkeley campus)

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