Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Children’s Services
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Estacada Public Library
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Equity, diversity, and inclusion in children’s services is the theme for an exciting day of speakers and discussion at CSD’s 2019 Spring Workshop.
Register for the workshop only ($10), the Lampman Lunch only ($15), or for both ($20 CSD members).
Welcome and Keynote Address
Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Bittner, University of British Columbia iSchool
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lampman Award Lunch
Join us for lunch as we celebrate the recipient of the 2019 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award! The Lampman Award honors an Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services.
Discussion: ALA Midwinter, Racial Aggression in Council Forum, and Allyship
Danielle Jones, OLA ALA Representative, ALSC EDI Task Force
CSD Board Meeting
Open to anyone interested in attending
Dr. Robert Bittner will discuss Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop’s concept of “windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors.” Many times inclusion of homophobic slurs, transphobic behaviour, and bullying of LGBTQ+ individuals in youth literature is justified by the excuse that the books are simply “mirroring” society and the reality of many young people. How does it affect these younger readers when their only mirrors are being bullied, kicked out of their homes, and subjected to physical and emotional violence?
Dr. Bittner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UBC iSchool, working with queer/trans literature for youth, as well as reading habits of LGBTQ+ youth. He has an MA in Children’s Literature from UBC and a PhD in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University. When not working on his postdoc, he can be found among teetering stacks of books, reading for a committee of some kind.
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