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

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Saturday, August 12


Black Books Matter: An Examination of Augusta Baker's Bibliography Books About Negro Life for Children
Explore librarian Augusta Baker's rationale for creating Books About the Negro for Children (BANFC) and the three criteria she used (i.e. language, theme, and illustration) to identify books. Baker used language because she was cognizant that demeaning terms could damage black youth's self-esteem. Baker chose theme because black life needed to be represented holistically. Thirdly, she focused upon illustrations because portrayals of blacks should be visually appealing. This talk illustrates how BANFC served as a resource to educators, parents, and others who actively sought (yet had difficulty unearthing) non-stereotypical, well-written and thoughtfully illustrated children's books about black life.

Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305


Bringing It: Library Youth STEAM Education Programs Out in the Community
Learn about the weekly maker club that we held at Bayside-Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, a K-8 public school. Each week we had a hands-on, STEAM related activity for the kids. We had programs such as creating their own light-up LED plush monsters; stomp rockets, 3D printing, and more. Our digital literacy project conducted in collaboration with the Phoenix Project of Marin, an organization that helps at-risk youth will also be shared.

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Etienne Douglas

Community Library Specialist/Webstar Coordinator, Marin County Free Library
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Diana Lopez

Librarian, Marin County Free Library

Saturday August 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305


How to Get Youth to Sign Up For Blackness: Black History Month and Beyond
When I was raised in the 1990s, the formal education I received around blackness centered on important figures like Tubman, Douglass, and King. Their contributions could and cannot be underestimated when it comes to the hungry pursuit of social justice. However, what I learned did not explain how my father could be black and Costa Rican. It did not introduce me to Negritude. In short, my education was weak in terms of diaspora. My talk highlights discourses and ways librarians and educators can conspire in highlighting blackness as a global phenomenon and not one restricted to the continental U.S.

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Katrina Spencer

Literatures & Cultures Librarian, Middlebury College
Katrina Spencer loves creating engaging programming for the students who frequent the multicultural student center.


New Approaches to Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: How the Chicago Public Library is teaching youth about care and access in special collections.
Libraries, archives and special collections have committed themselves to doing outreach to k-12 student populations. Traditionally, this outreach has frequently been done through the use of guided tours, classroom visits, and special programming. However, new media and access to readily available technologies have propelled information professionals to incorporate such technologies into teaching and learning. This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of the tools necessary to introduce collections care and access to high school students in special collections utilizing technology.

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Tracy Drake

Archivist/Archival Specialist, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library. Tracy holds a BS in African American Studies from Eastern Illinois University, MA in history from Roosevelt University, and MSLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Lawanda Miller

Adult Services- Reference Librarian, Chicago Public Library
Lawanda Miller is Adult Reference Librarian at the Chicago Public Library. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science with concentrations in Archival and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services Certificate, from Dominican University, River Forest, IL.


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