Ignite Sunday Session: The Ally-brarian

Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
11:30am to 12:00pm

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Speaker: Jordan Moore, Reference Librarian, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

How does a librarian assist an underserved population that they are not a part of? They become an ally. The “Ally-brarian” works to help those who would normally not “see themselves” in the library, either as a patron or professional, find a welcoming place. This session will outline how those who are part of a majority have the ability, and the responsibility, to use their capacity as librarians to advocate for those in the minority. It will also demonstrate how allies are crucial to promoting inclusivity in libraries, both in who they serve and who they employ.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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