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ARLD Dialogue: #LibrarianshipSoWhite: the Conversation Continues
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When: 12:00 PM
Where: St. Catherine University, Faculty Study Room 123
1st Floor Coeur de Catherine
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota  55105
United States
Contact: Phil Dudas

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Join facilitators Amy Mars and Deborah Torres for a lunch discussion on #LibrarianshipSoWhite: the Conversation Continues. Lunch will be provided free of charge by ARLD. According to the most current ALA member survey 86.7% of librarians identified as white. Even with numerous programs and initiatives, this number has changed very little in over a decade. What will it take to make progress on this issue? At MLA 2017 held in Rochester, MN Amy and Deb presented on “#Librarianshipsowhite: Using Critical Race Theory to Form a Call for Action,” which included small group discussions focused on what we should STOP doing, what we should KEEP doing, and what we should START doing to de-center whiteness and cultivate inclusive libraries. This ARLD Dialogue will continue the discussion with academic librarians using the readings below to inspire critical examination of our profession and a call to action.


We ask participants to read:

Honma, Todd. Trippin’ Over the Color Line: The Invisibility of Race in Library and Information Studies.  InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 1(2), 2005.



Morehart, Phil. Junot Díaz Gets Real: Pulitzer Prize–winner discusses his love—and tough love—for libraries. American Libraries, February 11, 2018.



Registration Deadline:   Thursday, March 29th

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