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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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Saturday, August 12 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth: Research and Practice

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School and public libraries have historically been champions for literacy, equity, and education. Today, Black youth are in need of champions more than ever before. If you imagine literacy education as climbing a ladder, for too many Black youth, the school rung of the literacy ladder is broken. In this session, we will share information from our recent publication entitled Libraries, Library, and African American Youth, which focuses on how libraries can create more equitable and just services and programs for Black youth& services and programs that help to improve their literacy and life outcomes. Our goal is to introduce key research concepts and to offer meaningful illustrations of how school and public librarians are utilizing these concepts to effect real change in the lives of Black youth.


Kirby McCurtis

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library

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Pauletta Brown Bracy

Pauletta Brown Bracy is professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University where she also serves as Director of the Office of University Accreditation. She began her library career in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Public Schools as a middle... Read More →
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Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D.

Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also President-Elect of the Young Adult Library Services Association. In her current research, she focuses on social justice is... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Azalea (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

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