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Friday, April 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Your Patrons Need Diverse Books: The Care and Keeping of a Diverse Collection

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What story does your library tell through its collection and programs? We live in a diverse world, but the publishing industry does not reflect this reality. Collecting and showcasing materials that portray the lives of people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and those of other minorities can be challenging. The presenters will share their experiences championing diversity at small public and school libraries and provide session attendees with the knowledge needed to seek out, evaluate, and promote diverse materials for all ages in libraries of any size.

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Katy Bogart

Youth Services Librarian, Garden Home Community Library
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Elena Gleason

Readers Advisory Librarian, Hillsboro Public Library
I'm passionate about collection development, innovative readers' advisory services, diverse books and library equity, and board games in libraries (and everywhere!).


Friday April 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Convention Center, Cascade F