Join us for a lunchtime chat with Diana Moronta and Alyssa Brissett, editors of the newly published Practicing Social Justice in Libraries. Diana and Alyssa will join us to chat about putting all we’ve learned about social justice in the past years into practice. They’ll share strategies, resources, and tools for how library workers can keep moving toward social change in their daily work.
This discussion will be moderated by Davis Erin Anderson. We look forward to including questions for our audience as well.
From the publisher’s website:
“Practicing Social Justice in Libraries provides practical strategies, tools, and resources to library and information workers and students who wish to drive change in their classrooms, institutions, and communities and incorporate social justice into their everyday practice.
With contributions from a diverse group of librarians, who have experience working in different types of institutions and roles, the book showcases the actions information professionals, largely from historically marginalized groups, are taking to create a more socially responsible environment for themselves and their communities. The chapters reflect on personal experiences, best practices for programming, professional development, effective collaboration, building inclusive community partnerships, anti-racist practices in the classroom, and organizational culture.
Exploring how and why library workers are incorporating anti-racist and anti-oppressive work within their everyday roles, the book demonstrates that library workers are increasingly sending messages of protest and advocating for equity, justice, and social change. Highlighting their experiences of marginalization and exclusion, contributors also reflect upon the impact social justice work has on their mental health, careers, and personal lives.
Practicing Social Justice in Libraries is essential reading for library and information workers and students who are searching for practical ways to implement more inclusive practices into their work.”
About our panelists
Alyssa Brissett is an academic librarian. Her research interests include critical library practice, organizational change and culture, and social justice in libraries. She graduated with her MLIS from Wayne State University and has a Master of Arts in childhood education from New York University.
Diana Moronta is an academic librarian. Her research interests include critical library instruction, open educational resources, and social justice in libraries. She graduated with her MSLIS from Pratt Institute and her BA from Hunter College, City University of New York.
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