Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022*
Location: Online via Zoom
Convener: Maggie Leung, Newburgh Free Library
*Due to inclement weather, the date was moved from the original: January 20, 2022
The conversation is still lively and evolving. As we reopen our libraries, now is the time to ask what tangible steps we can take to go forward, not backward.
Our profession has a diversity problem, and these are pressing issues that need to be discussed in libraries and with library workers. It is no longer enough to say that we are inclusive or tolerant, we need to take action to be anti-racist, and to do work to dismantle systems that perpetuate the status quo. Our plans are for this group to meet regularly as a place for us to share ideas of how we can be better allies, co-workers, and humans.
The intended audience for this meeting is library workers in the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council service area. (The eight-county area of Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Rockland, NY.) All in this region are considered members or affiliate members. If you are from outside this region, you are welcome to join us. We appreciate the perspective that you might bring to our region, and hope that you understand that our conversation's focus may be on the Hudson Valley as we think globally and act locally.
If you can join us, please register at the link below. You can catch up on the conversation by viewing the notes from previous meetings on our LibGuide.