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Saturday, August 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diversity is Key to our Future

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Diversity is key to our futures – both within libraries and for the communities that we serve. This session will use the development of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries as an opportunity to consider how diversity is key to thinking about the future and how diversity has proven central to the many trends that will shape our futures. With insight from ALA’s Spectrum and Knowledge Alliance recruitment programs, we will look at how our profession can be strengthened by new perspectives that enhance our values and enrich our conversations. 

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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, MUSC
Shannon Jones (she/her/hers) is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Shannon is also Director for Region 2 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine headquartered at MUSC. Before she arrived at MUSC, Shannon worked as the... Read More →

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Miguel Figueroa

Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association
The first director of the American Library Association, Center for the Future of Libraries, Miguel A Figueroa is responsible for identifying and disseminating information on long term societal, technological, educational, demographic trends that may affect libraries and their future... Read More →
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Gwendolyn Prellwitz

Assistant Director, Diversity, American Library Association

Saturday August 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Highland III (Grand Hyatt Buckhead)