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North Carolina Library Association Resources & Technical Services Section Workshop

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Greensboro, NC


These days, the words "equity," "diversity," and "inclusion" are used throughout libraries. But what do people mean when they use these words? And how do these words manifest in library technical services work? In this talk, participants explored how they can give these words real power when they frame them within a social justice mindset. The program started with an understanding of who participants are as individuals and how they fit into larger systems and structures of societal oppression. They they explored together how their work in technical services can contribute to the dismantling of those systems to ensure a more just future for all.


Keynote address. Documents are provided with as much accessibility as was available at the time of submission. The PowerPoint presentation (available as a supplemental file in the .pptx format; proprietary software from Microsoft required) contains slides, presenter notes, and alt text for images. The PDF available for download contains the slides followed by presenter notes listed by slide number. Alt text, not available on Digital Commons PDF downloads at the time of submission, has been entered directly onto the PDF pages that contain images.

NCLA_2018_Damasco.pptx (1821 kB)
PowerPoint: NCLA RTSS Keynote 2018