Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Interest Group

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Power, Privilege and the Importance of Intentionality in Libraries

Kawanna Bright

Dr. Kawanna Bright is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her doctorate in Research Methods & Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018 and her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian specializing in public services. Her research focuses on the application of research methodology to the study of LIS, library assessment, diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and the role of liaison librarians.




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9:00 - 10:00 am Keynote Address - Kawanna Bright

Session Descriptions Available Here

10:15 am - 11:15 am (MST)

Braving Our Blind Spots Using A Virtual Book Discussion Group

Shannon Jones & Kelsa Bartley

The Future Is Accessible: Reframing Accessibility in Your Library

Therese Kaufman

STEAM for Everyone: A Stepping Stone Approach to Overcoming Barriers to Access

Brooks Mitchell, Elena Rosenfeld, Melissa Beavers, & Timothy Ruth

Casual Conversation:

Debriefing the Keynote

11:30 am - 12:30 pm (MST) 

Sorry..You Don't Fit Into Our Culture: Unconscious Bias in Hiring Decisions

Jean Marie Heilig & Beth Crist

Creating Inclusive Spaces: Trans and Nonbinary Folks in Higher Education

Sho McClarence

Research With, For, and By Students of Color in Academic Libraries

Rosalinda Linares

Public Librarians in the Academic Library: Rethinking Heiracrhies of Librarianship

Kaiya Schroeder

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MST) Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (MST)

Advancing Workplace Equity & Inclusion: Findings from a National Scan of Libraries in North America

Ozy Aloziem, Christina McClelland, & Laura Tedena

Transforming the "Karen/Kevin" Culture at Your Library

Regina Renee Ward, Naghem Swade, & Hadiya Evans

Seeding Equity in the Library: An Ongoing Approach to Growing More Equitable Practices and Processes

Sheena Mammarappallil & Jana Kopp

Casual Conversation:  

Juvenile/YA Book Talks 

Bring your favorite title(s) that represents one aspect of your identity

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (MST)

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Designing Inclusive Surveys to Level the Playing Field

Maggie Shawcross & Wendy Highby

Acknowledging My White Privilege

Laurin Arnold

Girl Powered (Boy Friendly) STEM Learning: Hack Your STEM Programs for Gender Equity

Claire Ratcliffe & Anne Holland

Casual Conversation:

Adult Book Talks

Bring your favorite title(s) that represents one aspect of your identity

4:00 - 5:00 pm Online Happy Hour