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2019 SLJ Leadership Basecamp & Diversity Workshop - Boston

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Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

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SLJ Leadership Basecamp

School Library Journal's Leadership Basecamp is a full day professional development program designed to foster the next generation of librarians working with children and teens who are ready to accelerate their path to leadership, and want to upskill to meet their goals. Through keynote speeches, small-group sessions, and practical, hands-on workshops, attendees learn from current industry professionals and subject matter experts how to enhance their skills, innovate in their own institutions and more effectively engage with your community and beyond. Participants will engage with a faculty of innovative education leaders to explore a range of topics including building an impactful library program, taking the lead on tech, diversifying collections, aligning with standards and school goals, information literacy, developing strategic partnerships, and much more. If you are ready to take the next step professionally, this program is for you.

SLJ Diversity Workshop

The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion. Attendees will come away with an understanding of key concepts, such as white privilege, implicit bias, and intersectionality. Librarians will learn how to recognize offensive stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions within media and how to assess for authenticity and appropriation. Participants will get an overview and tips on performing a diversity audit and learn how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion. Instructors will include Mahnaz Dar, SLJ reference and professional reading editor; Kiera Parrott, reviews director at Library Journal and School Library Journal. Primary audience: school librarians; public youth services librarians; educators

Key skills/competencies that will be addressed:

  • Understanding of key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, stereotypes and tropes, microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality.

  • Ability to recognize common problematic elements in text and art.

  • Ability to assess the diversity and inclusiveness of current collection development, RA, and promotional practices.

  • Tools, tips, and advice on how to better diversify collections and displays and how to advocate for inclusive books.


Special group pricing is available. Attend with a team from your school or school district for a unique team building experience. Contact us today to learn more.

To be invoiced for your registration or pay with a PO, please email your request to sljevents@mediasourceinc.com

Questions? Please email sljevents@mediasourceinc.com.




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