Anti-racism: From Conversation to Action and Leading with Intention


Panel: Anti-racism: From Conversation to Action and Leading with Intention (April 9th, 2021)

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On Friday, April 9th, 2021, the Boston Library Consortium and the ACRL New England Leadership Development Committee hosted a conversation and open dialog addressing antiracism through policies and professional practice in academic libraries.

Four leaders in the profession shared their experiences in taking action in their libraries and communities through topics such as promoting diversity, recruitment and retention efforts, having difficult conversations, evaluating institutional policies, and shifting the culture.

Racism is a public health crisis, and is undoubtedly shaping, reframing, and reimagining the future of academic libraries. There’s much work ahead of us to educate ourselves as antiracists, to always and everywhere affirm that Black Lives Matter, and to celebrate and promote the contributions and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in libraries. 

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