Critical Connections, Emergent Organizing: Black Academic Library Workers in Community

  • November 12, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Led by Andrea Lemoins, who helmed the organization of the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia, this workshop will focus on community-building for Black LIS students and academic library workers using organizing principles from adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Register here. Registration for this event is free, though please consider ACRL DVC membership in order to contribute to our programs.

Please note this event is for Black LIS students and workers.

Preread material includes:

Free Library of Philadelphia Director Siobhan Reardon Resigns After Criticisms of System-wide Racism | Library Journal, July 24, 2020

Why Free Library workers are calling for their director to resign | Billy Penn, July 12, 2020

Andrea Lemoins is an Asset Based Community Development practitioner looking to support Black communities in preserving their local memory institutions. Currently enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Science program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is a 2020 ALA Spectrum/ProQuest Scholar. Andrea lives in Philadelphia and works for the Free Library of Philadelphia as a Community Organizer and was previously a union organizer. She writes poetry, collects typewriters, enjoys reading science fiction and walking around the city.

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