We’re seeking volunteers to help plan the NYC #CritLib Unconference!

This unconference will be an opportunity for library workers interested in critical librarianship to exchange ideas, thoughts, and strategies with one another. Building upon past events focused on critical librarianship and social justice in libraries, the NYC #CritLib Unconference seeks to examine how libraries are implicated in systems of oppression and identify ways to apply social justice principles to our work. The unconference will take place at METRO in New York, NY, potentially in June 2020.

Do you want to help make this unconference happen? The event will require volunteers to assist with planning leading up to the unconference, as well as day-of responsibilities such as facilitation. If you are interested, please complete this volunteer form by Friday, February 28th.

No experience planning an event is necessary, and all types of library workers and people interested in library work are invited to participate. We are seeking both remote and local volunteers. Those near New York City and the surrounding area are particularly encouraged to join us.

Planning meetings will take place once a month on Fridays, plus one all-hands meeting the Friday before the conference. Davis Erin Anderson (METRO Library Council) and Eamon Tewell (Columbia University Libraries) will email volunteers with additional information after the deadline to establish a meeting date.

Thank you for considering helping out with #CritLibNYC2020! Have a great day.