Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke and doctoral candidate Jeanie Austin will speak this week at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, which will be held August 10-13 at the University of California, Los Angeles.
With the theme, “Bridges to Inclusion,” the conference will highlight issues related to diversity and inclusion that affect staff, users, and institutions in the library, archive, and museum fields. The event aims to articulate the value of and develop strategies for diversity and inclusion in these fields.
Cooke will speak during the town hall-style session, “Caught in the Crossfire: A Conversation on Libraries and Communities in Distress,” on August 10 at 4:30 p.m.
In this town hall, facilitators will share brief comments regarding the role of libraries in times of crises, including ideas such as the need to integrate critical approaches...