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Our fall webinar series shared tips and strategies for inclusive online programs, and also provided a forum for discussion of related issues facing librarians in their work. These sessions will inform the design of our summer 2022 professional development course.

Past Webinars

Amanda Jones

Culturally Responsive School Librarianship in a Virtual World  

Monday, October 25
Presenter: Amanda Jones

School librarians stepped up to the plate to provide resources and programs to students, parents, and the community when school buildings shut down due to COVID19. Learn how one librarian’s changes led to more culturally responsive online programming that can be used whether in-person, hybrid, or virtual. 

Erika Long

Cultural Competencies in School Librarianship: Building Awareness Within Your Community  

Monday, November 1
Presenters: Erika Long and Amanda Jones

Join the discussion as two school librarians share how they build awareness around culturally responsive practices in their schools and communities and navigate tough issues while making sure all students feel included in the school library.  


Rachel Altobelli

Addressing Cultural Competency: A Tale Told from Two District Perspectives  

Monday, November 8
Presenters: Rachel Altobelli and Becky Calzada

In this webinar, district school library administrators will discuss how they have promoted and implemented culturally competent practices within their school districts, including during periods of online school librarianship due to the pandemic. 


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