Taiga Forum 9 – Diversity in Academic Libraries
Join us for a day-long Taiga event dedicated to an exploration of diversity in academic libraries. Our program will encourage participants to think broadly and critically about types of diversity and why/how library leaders can promote and leverage diversity in all aspects of our organizations and the profession: in collections, in staffing, in professional preparation, in organizational culture and values. Through expert guest speakers and guided discussions we plan to facilitate honest conversations on the difficult issues of race, class, gender, silencing, globalization, and more.
Registration and attendance at this event is OPEN to all—Taiga membership or AUL/AD status not required. Check Gentle Disturbances (the new Taiga blog), for updates and full agenda soon.
UPDATE: Taiga is pleased to announce that Professor Christine Williams from the University of Texas Austin will be the guest speaker. Dr. Williams writes on gender, race, and class inequality in the workplace.
When: November 7, 2013, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Fee: $105, lunch included