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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Friday, August 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
A Seat at the Table: Courageous Conversations about Diversity and Mentorship Programs in Library and Information Science

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The panel will foster candid and courageous conversations about the recurring issues and challenges related to diversity in the library and information science (LIS) profession. The panel will be composed of students, mentors and faculty who were involved in Project IDOL at Wayne State University, an IMLS grant that provided scholarship support for 10 students of color to obtain the MLIS degree.  The panel discussion will leverage the participants' knowledge and experience in project IDoL and other diversity related initiatives to formulate an action plan around sustaining diversity in LIS.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Brissett

Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California
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Kalana Cooper

Adult Programs and Small Business Resource Development, Detroit Public Library
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Jamaal Fisher

Reference Librarian, LeMoyne-Owen College
I am an activist librarian. I believe in the power of libraries to transform lives and to be the answer to the questions and social problems of any time and generation.
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Jose Guerrero

Resident Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
I am an early-career academic librarian interested in special collections, book history, and digital studies. My current research examines the transfer of cultural/artifactual value from geo-political peripheries to centers of economic power throughout 20th century American histo... Read More →
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Kafi Kumasi

Associate Professor, Wayne State University
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Nakenya Lewis- Yarbrough

Youth Librarian, Belleville Area District Library
Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough is a youth librarian at Belleville Area District Library and has over 10 years of experience as an educator and school administrator. She has a passion to foster awareness of diverse books written by underrepresented authors which allows youth to see reflections... Read More →



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