Project Ready

Date: February 7, 2022 - June 10, 2022*
Location: Online
Trainer: Dr. Evangela Oates
*(Live dates 2/24, 3/24, 4/21,5/19, 6/2)

Join regional K-16 educators and public librarians as we go through the Project Ready: Reimaging Equity and Access for Diverse Youth course together. This professional development program will run from February 7th to June 10th, 2022.  It will follow the Project READY syllabus developed by the University of North Carolina. Dr. Evangela Oates will facilitate this instructed online learning opportunity "designed for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. The primary focus of the Project READY curriculum is on improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth."

This is a hybrid professional development co-sponsored by the regional library systems in the Southeastern region: Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster School Library Systems, Ramapo-Catskill, and Southeastern.  Participants may earn up to 30 CTLE hours depending upon their completion of weekly online assignments, with up to 5 CTLE hours earned through their participation in live Zoom sessions.  

Check out this website for more information about the course: Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth

About the trainer:
Headshot of Dr. Evangela Q. OatesDr. Evangela Q. Oates, Scholar-Practitioner, is a recent graduate of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education program in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For the last 15 years, she has worked in various positions in academic libraries, from adjunct to Director, spanning all institutional types. Following a critical constructivist paradigm, her research has primarily used critical frameworks and methodological approaches that center lived experience and the voices that counter the narratives and deficit perspectives that are prominent throughout academe. Black faculty and Black administrators, academic librarianship, and community colleges are her main research areas. However, she recently wrapped up participation on a research team that examined the experiences of international students of Color at a Historically White Institution (HWI).

AUDIENCE: K-16 Educators, Public Librarians, Academic Librarians
COST:    $225 
HOURS:  30