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Saturday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Breaking Library Silos for Social Justice (BLS4SJ)

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How can local libraries and communities work together to devise an action plan based on initial conversations centered on serving vulnerable communities? Using the BLS4SJ workshop as a case study, community members and folks from across the information field are invited to share their own experiences of tackling social injustices. Participants will be creating vision boards and skill-sharing. They’ll gain access to the BLS4SJ toolkit to help initiate sustainable and mindful shifts in library work.

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Elle Covington

Elle Covington is a recent graduate of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student, Elle co-founded iSchool Pride, a student group advocating for the interests of students from underrepresented groups at the School of Information. She also developed guides for users with differing abilities to promote greater access to buildings and resources at the University of Texas Libraries. Combining her newly acquired master’s in information studies with a background in nonprofit communication and a passion for social justice, her goal is to promote and empower libraries to engage, impact, and build communities.
Elle Covington is a recent graduate of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student, Elle co-founded iSchool Pride, a student group advocating for the interests of students from underrepresented groups at the School of Information. She also... Read More →
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Cindy Fisher

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Cindy is all about building bridges in the library world and the Breaking Library Silos for Social Justice workshop is the direct product of years of trial and error in community building in Austin, TX. As a First-year Experience Librarian at UT-Austin, she worked with school librarians... Read More →
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Ayshea Khan

Austin History Center
Ayshea is the Asian American Community Archivist for the Austin History Center, where she works to document, preserve, and provide access to the history of Asian American communities in Austin. She holds a Bachelor's in Cinema Production & Photography from Ithaca College and a MSIS... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 135

Attendees (83)