I am very excited to share our Future Ready Librarian webinar coming up on April 30, 2019 at 3:00pm EST.
Does My Collection Reflect My Community? Diversity in the School Library with amazing schools librarians and friends, Sylvie Shaffer and Matthew Winner, is one that you will not want to miss.
As we shared on the Alliance for Excellent Education site,
Panelists will discuss the value of maintaining a book collection that not only reflects the school community, but also is reflective of the global community of which we all are a part. Recognizing that centering diversity means centering the stories, experiences, and voices of historically marginalized people, including people of color, indigenous voices, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, differently-abled individuals, and neurodiverse voices.
Culturally responsive library programs take into account not only the content and sensitivity of lessons and supporting materials, but also what items are being purchased for the collection, what materials are being displayed or recommended to the school community, what voices are invited into the school or library for author visits or artists in residence, and what impact the work taking place within the library has on the global community.
The panelists will explore
You can register for this free webinar here. If you can't attend at the scheduled time, a link will be sent you afterwards too.