Information Equity Conference

Event Information

Date: 

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

LibraryLinkNJ Event

Event Category: 

Administration
Customer Service
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI)
Reference

CEU Hours: 

5

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Cost: 

Free
Event Files
Target Audience

All LibraryLinkNJ Members

Descriptions

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. Discussion groups will be formed as a result of this event so the conversations can continue.

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.

Speakers:

  • Rosy Wagner, Lifelong Learning Librarian, Burlington County Library System, She/Her/Hers
  • Ranjna Das, Director, 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
  • NJLA CUS ACRL-NJ
  • 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 theresa@librarylinknj.org.

Registration Information

Limit: 

500

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