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ARLD Day 2020 Virtual Keynote Address
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When: Friday, May 1, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Minnesota
United States
Contact: Megan Kocher

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ARLD Day 2020 Virtual Keynote Address

Friday, May 1, 2020


While ARLD Day had to be cancelled this year,
we are pleased to bring you a live stream of our keynote address
Loving Libraries AND Yourself: Deconstructing Vocational Awe by Fobazi Ettarh, followed by a Q&A session.

Keynote Speaker

Fobazi M. Ettarh

Fobazi M. Ettarh is the undergraduate success librarian at Rutgers–Newark. Her identities as a first-generation American, queer, and disabled women of color shapes her librarianship, which is guided by critical perspectives and the deconstruction of white supremacy. Creator of the concept of “vocational awe,” Fobazi’s research focuses on the tensions between the espoused values of librarianship and the realities present in the experiences of marginalized librarians and users. She also studies equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries, specifically how social and organizational infrastructures privilege the works of certain groups over others. Fobazi is the author of the article “Vocational Awe: The Lies We Tell Ourselves” and the blog WTF is A Radical Librarian, Anyway, which examines issues at the intersections of librarianship, education, activism, and social justice.




Pricing: Free

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