Future of Libraries 2020: Focus on Equity, Anti-racism, and Work in the New Normal - Sponsored by the Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee
Future of Libraries 2020 Conference is supported by California Libraries Learn (CALL), a joint project of the California State Library and the California Library Association. CALL is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Future of Libraries 2020 is a two-day, virtual conference devoted to the most important issues facing public libraries today. Each day features a morning of engaging speakers followed by an interactive lunch session for networking and discussion from 1pm – 2pm. Session recordings will be made available to registrants after the conference.
Day 1 features speakers addressing racial equity and social justice in libraries. Day 2 features a discussion of safety, services, and work in the New Normal of COVID-19.
Day 1 - Wednesday, 10/7 speakers:
• Ozy Aloziem, Community Connections Program Coordinator, Denver Public Library
• Stacy Collins, Research & Instruction Librarian, Simmons University Library
• Alison Macrina, Founder and Director, Library Freedom Project (also a panelist on Day 2)
• Celesté Martinez, Owner and Founder, Celestial Alegria, LLC
• Patty Wong, ALA President-Elect; City Librarian, Santa Monica County Library
Day 2 - Thursday, 10/8 speakers:
• Rachel Fager, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Saint Joseph's University
• Alan Fishel, Author of Proving Your Library’s Value: Persuasive, Organized, and Memorable Messaging; ALA United for Libraries board member; Counsel to ALA
• Carol Frost, Executive Director, Peninsula Library System; CEO, Pacific Library Partnership
• Skip Dye, Senior Vice President, Library Sales and Digital Strategy, Penguin Random House
• Alison Macrina, Founder and Director, Library Freedom Project
• Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction, OCLC
• Lauren Wittek, Assistant Professor and User Experience and Assessment Librarian, James E. Brooks Library, CWU