MLA Conversations on Librarians Advancing Social Justice, Activism, and Diversity

Event Start Date: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Event End Date: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 4:00 pm

You can now register for the next of Maryland Library Association’s MLA Conversations, this Friday, October 23 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

We will learn about how two Maryland librarians are advancing social justice, activism, and diversity and how this ongoing work is shaping the future of libraries, with:

  • 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

You will be sent the login information from 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 about public library service in rural communities with Ashley Fedele, Natalie Lane, Diane Kisner, and Thomas Vose? Watch the recording at:–vbQ.CV0pyiPDm8aeIdTC

Find archived recordings of past MLA Conversations at Make sure that you’re subscribed to the Marylib email listserv to receive information each week on upcoming MLA Conversations!