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Tuesday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
902 - Breaking Library Silos for Social Justice Strategy Session

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How can archives, libraries, and communities work together to devise an action plan centered on serving underrepresented voices? Using the BLS4SJ workshop as a case study, attendees will divide into small groups to share their own experiences of tackling social injustices while (optionally) engaging their creative side through vision boards and collages. Attendees will leave with access to the BLS4SJ toolkit and strategies to help initiate sustainable and mindful shifts in the information profession.

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Kristy Sorensen

Assoc. Library Director, Archivist and Records Manager, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Stitt Library
Kristy has been an archivist and librarian in Austin since graduating with her MLIS from UT Austin in 2002. She is currently the associate director of the Stitt Library and head of archives and records management at Austin Seminary.
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Amy E. Armstrong

Manager for Archives Cataloging, Harry Ransom Center
Amy Armstrong is head of the Archives Cataloging Unit, Department of Description and Access at the Harry Ransom Center. She worked with other staff to write a proposal to create a Ransom Center Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access Committee.

Chermaine Burleson

Technical Services and Systems Librarian, Huston-Tillotson University

Molly Hults

Librarian III, Austin History Center
Molly Hults is the Processing Archivist at the Austin History Center. Molly is an advocate for promoting access to materials and re-thinking descriptive practices to ensure that finding aids are culturally competent.

Amanda Jasso

Equity and Inclusion Program Manager, City of Austin - Equity Office
Amanda Jasso joined the Equity Office of the City of Austin after serving as the Latinx Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, a division of the Austin Public Library.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Grand Salon 1/2, [Level 4]