Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Wednesday, July 22 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Just Us: Unconference for BIPOC Library Workers

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Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants. Attendees must pre-register for the unconference as part of conference registration.

Join Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) library workers for this open discussion of topics relevant to the current sociopolitical landscape, anti-racist instruction practices in the classroom, resisting neutrality, facilitating difficult conversations, etc. Participants will decide session content. Content could include, but is not limited to: challenging power and privilege of predominantly white institutions (PWIs), strategies for active engagement in anti-oppressive work in teaching and learning, navigating the intersectionality of our identities, discussion of experiences of multiracial and multiethnic people, and strategies for self-empowerment/resiliency/self-care.

This session is open for folks who identify as people of color and/or Indigenous.

Lily De La Fuente (she/her/hers) is the Humanities Librarian at Reed College in Portland, OR. Her primary focus is to highlight immigrant, diaspora, and multicultural materials while advocating for low income and first generation college students.

Alyssa Jocson Porter (she/her/hers) is a Filipina-American tenured reference & instruction librarian at Seattle Central College, where she is the liaison to the STEM and Creative Arts programs and coordinates collection development.

Jessica Koshi-Lum (she/her/hers) is a tenure-track instruction librarian at Renton Technical College in Renton, Washington.

Ann Matsushima Chiu (she/they) is fourth generation Japanese American social sciences librarian at Reed College in Portland, OR, who focuses on critical library instruction, zines, event programming and information seeking behavior of undergraduate students.


Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm AST
University of Washington, Odegaard Library

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