Future of Libraries 2020: Focus on Equity, Anti-racism, and Work in the New Normal

Wednesday & Thursday, October 7 & 8, 2020

9:00 am – 1:00 pm for both days

Online via Zoom

$10 registration fee (pays for both days)

Sponsored by the Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee

Future of Libraries 2020 Conference is supported by California Libraries Learn (CALL), a joint project of the California State Library and the California Library Association. CALL is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

 

Future of Libraries 2020: Focus on Equity, Anti-racism, and Work in the New Normal

Future of Libraries 2020 is a two-day, virtual conference devoted to the most important issues facing public libraries today.  Each day features a morning of engaging speakers followed by an interactive lunch session for networking and discussion from 1pm – 2pm.  Session recordings will be made available to registrants after the conference.  

Day 1 features speakers addressing racial equity and social justice in libraries.  Day 2 features a discussion of safety, services, and work in the New Normal of COVID-19.

 

Day 1 - Wednesday, 10/7 speakers:

  • Ozy Aloziem, Community Connections Program Coordinator, Denver Public Library
  • Stacy Collins, Research & Instruction Librarian, Simmons University Library
  • Alison Macrina, Founder and Director, Library Freedom Project (also a panelist on Day 2)
  • Celesté  Martinez, Owner and Founder, Celestial Alegria, LLC
  • Patty Wong, ALA President-Elect; City Librarian, Santa Monica County Library

Day 2 - Thursday, 10/8 speakers:

  • Rachel Fager, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Saint Joseph's University
  • Alan Fishel, Author of Proving Your Library’s Value: Persuasive, Organized, and Memorable Messaging; ALA United for Libraries board member; Counsel to ALA
  • Carol Frost, Executive Director, Peninsula Library System; CEO, Pacific Library Partnership
  • Skip Dye, Senior Vice President, Library Sales and Digital Strategy, Penguin Random House
  • Alison Macrina, Founder and Director, Library Freedom Project
  • Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction, OCLC
  • Lauren Wittek, Assistant Professor and User Experience and Assessment Librarian, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University 

Oct 7th: Race and Equity

9:00: Introduction and Logistics

9:05: Welcoming remarks

  • Yemila Alvarez: Assistant Director, PLP

9:15: The I’s of Oppression

  • Celesté Martinez: Owner & Founder of Celestial Alegria

10:15: Break 

10:25: Diversity and Language

  • Stacy Collins: Research & Instruction Librarian Simmons University

11:05: Break

11:15 Lightning Talk

11:20: California CREI (Cultivating Race Equity and Inclusion)
            Initiative

  • Patty Wong: ALA President-Elect; City Librarian Santa Monica Public Library

11:50: Denver Public Library Report

  • Ozy Aloziem: Community Connection Program Coordinator, Denver Public Library

12:05: Break

12:15: EDI and Libraries Panel

  • Stacy Collins: Research & Instruction Librarian Simmons University
  • Ozy Aloziem: Community Connection Program Coordinator, Denver Public Library
  • Chantel Walker: Assistant Director of County Library Systems, Marin County Free Library
  • Alison Macrina: Founder & Director, Library Freedom Project

1:00: Closing the Day

1:15: Open Chat – Zoom Room

 

Oct 8th: Transformation in the New Normal

9:00: Introduction and Logistics

9:05: Privacy, Surveillance, Ethics During Crisis

  • Alison Macrina: Founder & Director, Library Freedom Project

9:55: Break

10:00: Lightning Talks

10:10: Advocacy in COVID Times with the E’s of Marketing

  • Alan Fishel: Author of Proving Your Library’s Value: Persuasive, Organized, and Memorable Messaging; ALA United for Libraries Board Member, Counsel to ALA
  • Skip Dye: SVP, Library Sales and Digital Strategy, Penguin Random House, United for Libraries Board Member and 2018-2019 President

10:55: Break

11:00: Update from the REALM project:
             RE-opening Archives, Libraries, and Museums

  • Sharon Streams: REALM Project Director, OCLC
  • Carol Frost: Executive Director, Peninsula Library System; CEO, Pacific Library Partnership

11:55: Break

12:00: Accessibility in Virtual Environments

  • Rachel Fager: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Saint Joseph’s University
  • Lauren Wittek: Assistant Professor and User Experience & Assessment Librarian at Central Washington University’s James E. Brooks Library

12:45: Lighting Talks

1:00:  Closing the Day

1:15:  Open Chat – Zoom Room

Venue:  Online via Zoom
Registration closes on October 5, 2020.

Email Fiona Potter at fpotter@redwoodcity.org or Elaine Tai at tai@plsinfo.org  for questions about the conference.

Questions about billing and registration, please call (650) 349-5538, or send an email, PLPadmin01@plpinfo.org.

$10 Registration and $0.60 credit card processing fee.

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