In its 17th year, Future of Libraries will present two full days of engaging online sessions focusing on timely topics related to equity, community engagement, and the culture of care. Session recordings will be made available to registrants after the conference. Pre-recorded peer presentations will be available to registrants both during and after the conference.
Day 1 – Wednesday, 10/6
will feature speakers addressing the topics of care and engagement, with presentations on mindfulness, listening and being heard, as well as a deep, interactive dive into asset-based community development and peer presentations around community engagement.
Day 2 – Thursday, 10/7
will focus on the topics of equity and care, with presentations on understanding and confronting power for racial equity, dismantling everyday racism in libraries, radical imagination in the future of libraries, and belonging at your library, concluding with a collective space for attendees looking to process workplace experiences and heal.
Future of Libraries 2021 Conference is supported by California Libraries Learn (CALL), a joint project of the California State Library and the California Library Association. CALL is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.