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Friday, November 3 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Collections Decoded: Reflections and Strategies for Anti-racist Collection Development

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Operating from three distinct but interlocking perspectives, this session will cover the lived experiences of three librarians (Black woman archivist, a White woman anti-racist public librarian, and a Black woman academic librarian) navigating collection development and collection development policies in a profession that is 85.2% White. This program will also provide strategies for accomplices and white librarians to support their colleagues and implement anti-racist collection development strategies at their institutions.

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Kristyn Caragher

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Des Plaines Public Library
My work is situated at the intersection of anti-oppression/anti-racism and librarianship. I am also interested in institutional policy and hiring practices as it relates to anti-oppressive practices.
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Aisha Conner-Gaten

Librarian, LMU
An intersectional librarian, activist, and tech enthusiast working at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in sunny Los Angeles. Interested in emerging technologies, issues of equity and access in the library, and the role of librarians as social justice accomplices... Read More →
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Tracy Drake

Archivist/Archival Specialist, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library. Tracy holds a BS in African American Studies from Eastern Illinois University, MA in history from Roosevelt University, and MSLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday November 3, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D