2019 AC Post Conference Workshop

2019 Annual Conference Post-Conference Workshop


Breaking Down Michigan Academic Library Silos for Social Justice

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Through informal dialogue and presentations, the #CritLib post-conference workshop and skillshare will examine how Michigan's academic library community is currently meeting the needs of Michigan's vulnerable communities and how the greater library community can work together to stand up for social justice.

2:00 - 2:15     Registration
2:15 - 2:45     Introductions
2:45 - 3:30     Panel Questions
3:30 - 3:45     Break
3:45 - 4:30     Roundtable Discussions and Call to Action
4:30 - 5:00     Group Debrief

Naomi Binnie, Digital Education Librarian, University of Michigan
Jesus Espinoza, Resident Librarian, University of Michigan
Charles Ransom, Multicultural Studies Librarian and American Culture Librarian, University of Michigan

Grace Morris, Imaging/Digitization Specialist in the Gerald M. Kline Digital Multimedia Center and G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University
Samantha Minnis, Operations Manager, Grand Valley State University

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will grow in their understanding of critical librarianship and how to break down silos in their own work. Participants will be able to place their work and their library in broader contexts of expanding social justice for librarians, staff, students, and patrons.

Target Audience:
We believe everyone will benefit, yet those who have an interest in critical librarianship, in administration, or public-facing positions will gain the most benefits.

Have a Question You Want Answered?
If you have a question you want our panelists to answer please send them in advance to Grace Morris (thegracemorris@gmail.com). We will take questions during the workshop if time allows.

Cost is free to all conference attendees but pre-registration is required.