Registration is free and you do not need to be an ALA member.
Each session must be individually registered for and a link to recorded sessions will be emailed afterwards for those who can't attend live.
July 8, 2021 12:00pm – 4:30pm Central Time
Join the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table for our second Afternoon of Social Justice. This free virtual event features librarians and scholars as they present on a variety of topics including racial justice and social activism in libraries, youth homelessness, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Multi-Cultural Idea Exchange in the age of COVID. Plenty of time will be allowed for questions and discussions after each presentation.
Schedule (Central Time):
12:00pm – 1:30pm Racial Justice/Social Responsibilities
1:45pm – 3:15pm Focusing on Youth Homelessness: Lived Experiences and Insights
3:30pm – 4:30pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Multi-Cultural Idea Exchange
An essential element of SRRT’s belief that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out our mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy is a commitment to racial justice in librarianship. This work encompasses a range of activism, from individual libraries and librarians working for racial justice, to a complete reconceptualization of the foundations of the profession.
Nicole A. Cooke, Ph.D., M.Ed, MLS, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor, University of South Carolina School of Information Science
Marna M. Clowney-Robinson, MSW, LLMSW, MLIS, IPI PMC, Access & Information Services Librarian, University of Michigan and Member-at-Large, SRRT Action Council
Join us for this panel presentation on the topic of youth homelessness. Highlighting lived experiences and powerful work, each panelist will offer insights into this societal challenge that affects millions of youth each year in the United States. We look forward to your participation in this opportunity to understand more about the intersectional aspects of youth homelessness and the role of libraries.
Closed Captioning: https://ala-events.zoom.us/rec/sdownload/pgkiGladhPaqWVZZgOnDCyx5a5_AzqQ3sektSqEbQxJ55NzPzvXoRw_pRQAEh67jWr6fSmTfW8VlIBtK.nsbmLGFKHNr94EAW
Julia Terry (they/them), Choosing Our Roots: Co-Director of Programming; Statewide
Naomi Danford, Youth houselessness and abuse advocate
Earl Edwards, Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
A panel representing public and academic libraries will present programs and activities from their organizations that promote the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their libraries and communities, particularly during the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. During the exchange, program attendees will also have an opportunity to tout their own special events. Our panel will include staff from the Milwaukee Public, Akron-Summit County Public, and Michigan State University Libraries.**Repeat of ALA Program**
Closed Captioning: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vczv69if040ymov/MLKJrHolidayExchange.vtt?dl=0
Carla Davis Marketing and Communications Director, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Ranti Junus, Systems Librarian for Electronic Resources, Michigan State University Libraries
Erik Ponder, African and African American Studies Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries
Brett Rohlwing, Branch Manager, Milwaukee Public Library, Martin Luther King Branch
Joy Zanders, Children's Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, Martin Luther King Branch
LaJuan Pringle Branch Leader, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library