Wednesday, June 17, 2020

"Facing New Challenges: Working in Community, Responding to Crisis"

2020 REFORMA Northeast Chapter 16th Annual Joint Mini Conference, a Free virtual event: 

"Facing New Challenges: Working in Community, Responding to Crisis"
Friday, June 19th, 2020
9 am - 1:30 pm EST

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16th Annual Joint Mini-Conference

Facing New Challenges: Working in Community, Responding to Crisis

§  9:00 AM - LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT - Louis Muñoz Jr., Morristown and Morris Township Library (NJ); REFORMA Northeast Chapter.
§  9:01 AM - WELCOME REMARKS - Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, The New York Public Library (NY); REFORMA Northeast Chapter President 2019-2020.
§  9:10 AM - JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT - Richard Ashby Jr., FOR Sto-Rox Public Library (PA). BCALA President 2018-2020.
§  9:25 AM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Rhonda Evans, Assistant Chief Librarian of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The New York Public Library (NY).
§  9:50 AM - PRESENTATION: "Librarian Nimble Tents for Social Justice and Moments of Crisis" Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Columbia University Libraries (NY).
§  10:20 AM - PRESENTATION: "Pre-crisis & Post-crisis: Partnering with a Mayor’s 2020 Census Response Initiative to Leverage Civic Engagement" - Latanya N. Jenkins, Reference Librarian for Government Information & Africology and African-American Studies & Vitalina A. Nova, Education & Community Engagement Librarian, Charles Library, Temple University (PA).
§  10:50 AM - WELLNESS BREAK: Led by Jenny Lizarraga, Accounts Director, CINCO BOOKS & Lisa Meléndez, Professor, Library Services. Suffolk County Community College (NY).
§  11:15 AM - PRESENTATION: "Talking about Anti-Asian Racism with Young People" - Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate Professor. St. Catherine University (MN).
§  11:45 AM - PRESENTATION: "La biblioteca in Times of Crisis "- Anna Avalos, Ana Campos, & Madeline Peña, Los Angeles Public Library (CA); REFORMA Los Angeles Chapter.
§  12:15 PM - AUTHOR PANEL: "The immigrant experience" - Julissa Arce, Roberto Lovato, Melissa Rivero & Susie Yang. Moderated by Miriam Tuliao, Library Marketing Manager, Penguin Random House.
§  1:00 PM - RNE AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT: "The Teresa Mlawer Lifetime Achievement Award"
§  1:15 PM - CLOSING REMARKS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS - Adriana Blancarte-Hayward & Asuncion Cora, The New York Public Library (NY); Incoming REFORMA Northeast Chapter President 2020-2021.

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