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LILRC Webinar: 29th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future – Diversity, Democracy, Engagement
October 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Recent events have highlighted the structural racism and prejudices that continue to exist in society. The Long Island Library Resources Council recognizes and acknowledges the systemic discrimination that exists. The Council believes people have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other status.
This year’s Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future: Diversity, Democracy, and Engagement will confront these issues with three excellent speakers. Our keynote speaker, Nancy Kranich, special projects research librarian and faculty at Rutgers University, will examine engagement in libraries. V. Elaine Gross, President of Erase Racism, will discuss promoting diversity in libraries. Ryan Dowd, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, will provide a condensed version of his workshop on how libraries can better serve the homeless. Each of these speakers will round out a program that brings attention to how libraries can serve different populations and how libraries can serve as community centers leading the way for change in society.