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Thursday, May 16

2:50pm MDT

Libraries in Sustainable Communities: The UN Sustainable Development Goals as a Framework for Change
Libraries are key institutions for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for organizational change to create strong, resilient communities. Libraries are familiar, trusted organizations with a mission that supports economic opportunity, equality, civic engagement, education and health.  Rather than creating new, unproven infrastructure, existing library systems can align programming and services to transform lives and connect with community partners. 


Amy Brunvand

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
Friday, May 17

11:00am MDT

Understanding the Problem of White Normativity in Academic Libraries
What is "white normativity"? In this session, the audience will learn about the barriers that we, in academic libraries, are creating and maintaining for our students and faculty through a culture of white normativity, in spite of campus efforts to promote diversity. 

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Adriana Parker

Associate Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 200 B
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Equity of Access, Diversity, Social Change, Transforming Libraries
  • Objective 1 The audience will understand the distinctions between the concepts of "white supremacy" and "white normativity."
  • Objective 2 The audience will learn about barriers to building inclusive cultures in academic libraries.
  • Objective 3 The audience will learn what power, privilege, and oppression looks like in a higher education setting.

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