CIDLIS 2016: Poster Accepted

I’m looking forward to presenting a poster at next week’s 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS). This conference, hosted and organized by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park, is an annual event focused on diversity, inclusion, justice, and rights in the LIS field. I’ve always found CIDLIS to be an enriching event full of critical conversations and insights and I’m honored to be participating in this year’s conference.
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NDLC 2016: Poster Accepted

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I’m excited to present a poster at the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC)This conference, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Librarieswill highlight the value and importance of diversity and inclusion for staff, users, communities, and institutions in the library, archive, and museum fields. I will be presenting the findings from a research project I completed for Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information, offered through the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. My attendance at NDLC is generously supported by a scholarship from the Association of Research Libraries.

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MLA/DLA Joint Conference: Invited Panelist and Poster Accepted

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I’m honored to be participating in both a panel and a poster session at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Joint Library Conference on Thursday, May 5th. First, I will be participating as an invited member of a student-led panel presentation on the future of the LIS field. Our moderator, Hope Reilly, has organized a panel of current students, recent graduates, and LIS program staff. I will be discussing broader trends and changes in LIS education and various initiatives to more fully engage students in improving LIS education. Second, I will be presenting a poster on new librarian and information professional employment trends. I look forward to spending the day participating in conversations on how to improve the LIS professions and its education programs.

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