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Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Collection Analysis and Development

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Collection Analysis and Development

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT); Anna Morris, Manager of Collection Management, Mackin Educational Resources; and Megan Mabee, TBR Bibliologist and Writing Contributor at Book Riot, and Library Secretary at New Canaan High School (CT)

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Have you audited your collection to determine whether it is representative and inclusive? To what extent does it reflect the global community in which your learners will be citizens? Does each child see themself in your books? Does each child see the world? Which tools and guidelines can help answer these questions?

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala highlights strategies for collection development that focus on equity and representation. Please watch Michelle and her guests, Megan Mabee and Anna Morris, who will share best practices and ideas.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and librarians of grades 6-12. 

 

Michelle LuhtalaAbout the Presenters

Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow Michelle on Twitter @mluhtala.

 

Anna MorrisAnna Morris, Manager of the Collection Management department with Mackin Educational Resources, has been working at Mackin for 10 years. The Collection Management department helps libraries around the world with their collection development and assistance with analyzing their current library collections. The department also recently debuted a Tag Report feature which provides options to analyze collections based on numerous factors, including diversity.

 

Megan MabeeMegan Mabee is a contributing writer and Tailored Book Recommendations Bibliologist for Book Riot. As a graduate of UNC Greensboro’s MLIS program, Megan aims to nurture a lifelong love of reading and learning within others and to make a positive impact within her community as a librarian. Also an aspiring author, Megan is currently working on a romance novel.

 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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