MLA Conversations on anti-Black racism in Libraries with Tahirah Akbar-Williams, Damon Austin, & Ashley Teagle
Event Start Date: Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:30 pm
Event End Date: Friday, March 12, 2021 - 4:30 pm
You can now register for the next of Maryland Library Association’s MLA Conversations, this Friday, March 12, 2021 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern (a half hour later than usual).
Please join guest host Ashley Teagle, CEO, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. We will have an honest conversation about anti-Black racism in libraries and how this bias presents itself in the library workplace with our guests:
- Tahirah Akbar-Williams (College of Education & African American Studies, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland; Director of the Diversity Immersion Institute (DII) at the University of Maryland Libraries, Co-Diversity Officer, 2020-2021, UMD Libraries, Convener (Chair), ACRL African-American Studies Librarians IG 2019-2020, 2019 Winner of the James Partridge Award for Outstanding African American Information Professional
- Damon Austin (Director of Library and Media Services, DeMatha Catholic High School. Also serving on Board of Directors of: PGC Historical Society, PGC Library Foundation, ALA Representative for The American Library in Paris Board of Trustees, and ABEN (A Black Education Network)
Register for free at https://forms.gle/73NT8zWd2kNfSazk6. You will be sent the login information from email@example.com. Registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. We will be using Zoom. Thanks for being a part of the conversation!
Did you miss our conversation last Friday, March 5 on Staff Development in Public Libraries with Nini Beegan, Maurice Coleman, Katie George, & Jaleen Walker? Watch the recording at https://marylandlibraries.zoom.us/rec/share/me9916RTXyUnHDqL7y7b7D0JonoDGBQLeF4B05IK89tp_TkPU6OLRjlQ0UKfTh36.CJxUUze0ey0l05Fg.