Information Equity Conference

Event Information
Event Type
LibraryLinkNJ Event
Event Category
Customer Service
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI)
CEU Hours

Online via Zoom

Target Audience

All LibraryLinkNJ Members

Event Materials
  • The Conference recordings are available on our Youtube Channel.
  • You may read and/or add to the notes from this event by clicking the “Padlet” link on the Program with Descriptions page next to the appropriate session.

Information Equity Conference

Please join us for a free, virtual collaborative conference on the topic of Information Equity. This program will consist of a keynote, lightning talks, and moderated discussions. Participants will gain skills to start developing an action plan to address information equity for their library communities.

Monday, October 25th, 10am-4pm
Online via Zoom

Keynote: Creating an Actionable Plan for Information Equity

Libraries have the power to increase information equity in the communities that they serve. Creating a comprehensive action plan is vital to successfully enacting initiatives and programs that reduce barriers to information access. This keynote presentation will focus on the various aspects involved in creating an effective information equity-based action plan. Armed with this knowledge, you will be better prepared to create an action plan for your library.


  • Rosy Wagner, Lifelong Learning Librarian, Burlington County Library System, She/Her/Hers
  • Ashley Mitchell, Principal Library Assistant and MSLIS Candidate, Camden County Library System, She/Her/Hers

Moderated Roundtable Topics

  • Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Bridging Language Barriers
  • Serving People with Disabilities
  • Conventional Library Policies as a Barrier to Patrons Experiencing Homelessness
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Serving the Older Population
  • Serving the LGBTQ+ Community

Lightning Talks

  • Diversity Storytimes
  • Serving Gen Z
  • Reading is for Everyone - News & Updates from the NJSL Talking Book & Braille Center
  • Real Men Read
  • Achieving Equitable Learning Through Open Educational Resources
  • Digital Literacy Instruction & Certification in the Public Library Setting
  • Tools for More Equitable Readers' Advisory
  • Using Language as a Vehicle for Equity & Access
  • Civic-Minded: Social Work Interns at the SCLSNJ
  • Getting Your Community Voter-Ready
  • NJASL Legislative Updates & Advocacy Efforts
  • Equity in Recovery from a Non-Equitable Pandemic
  • Diversity/Common Humanity
  • Fresh Start: Reconnecting Returning Citizens
  • Communicating Effectively to Provide Equity for All
  • Virtual Reference Relationships in COVID-19's Long Tail

Conference Sponsors:

  • NJLA Diversity & Outreach Section
  • NJLA Reference Section
  • NJLA Children’s Services Section
  • NJLA Young Adult Services Section
  • NJLA Small Libraries Section
  • NJLA Professional Development Committee
  • NJLA County Libraries Section
  • NJLA Administration & Management Section
  • New Jersey State Library
  • New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL)
  • New Jersey Association of Library Assistants (NJALA)
  • LibraryLinkNJ

Please contact Theresa Agostinelli, Programming & Outreach Specialist, LibraryLinkNJ with questions about this event Email.

Registration Information


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