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29th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future: Diversity, Democracy, Engagement

  • October 09, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Recent events have highlighted the structural racism and prejudices that continue to exist in society. The Long Island Library Resources Council recognizes and acknowledges the systemic discrimination that exists. The Council believes people have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other status.

This year's Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future: Diversity, Democracy, and Engagement will confront these issues with three excellent speakers. Our keynote speaker, Nancy Kranich, special projects research librarian and faculty at Rutgers University, will examine engagement in libraries. V. Elaine Gross, President of Erase Racism, will discuss promoting diversity in libraries. Ryan Dowd, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, will provide a condensed version of his workshop on how libraries can better serve the homeless. Each of these speakers will round out a program that brings attention to how libraries can serve different populations and how libraries can serve as community centers leading the way for change in society.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Erin Hunter,

Professional Development Hours: 4 (.4 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

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Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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