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Inclusive Collections: What We See and Don't See: Perspectives & Tropes (Webinar)


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This Webinar will take place virtually using Go-to-Meeting. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting.To test that your system meets the technology requirements, visit https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check. 

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Books and media have the power to reflect who we are as well as provide insight on to other communities. When it comes to the bevy of voices published, promoted, and amplified what perspectives and outlooks are most prevalent? Which are erased/ignored? In this discussion within the Inclusive Collections webinar series participants will engage with a range of material available in collections and the perspectives that appear to be actively sought and discussed as well as those that may not gain as much push for visibility. What about storylines, characters, or overall plots may be indicative of a larger issue of representation and how can we think more critically about the ways books can and have presented viewpoints and provided insight? 


Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional of 16 years, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. In 2017, she received a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship and a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant for Nonfiction Literature. Her essay "What We Aren't (or the Ongoing Divide)" was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2018. Jennifer is also the editor of the all PoC-short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018). Her fiction, nonfiction, and criticism has appeared in various print and online publications. Her website is: jennifernbaker.com





If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact Caroline Smith at (803) 734-7067 or jcsmith@statelibrary.sc.gov two weeks in advance.

Questions? Contact:

Caroline Smith
South Carolina State Library 
(803) 734-7067


Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries by Caroline Smith

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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