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ASERL BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference at Georgia Tech

Jul 19, 2023
Georgia Tech Library

We are excited to once again offer three days of career development and networking opportunities for BIPOC persons working in ASERL libraries and allies.  We want to form a strong community where we can connect and share in a supportive, welcoming environment.  As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly:  Karen Manning  or Elaina Norlin


Registration Form:  https://ezregister.com/events/38578/ 


Agenda Summary

ASERL BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference

Georgia Tech – July 2023

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
9:00am Welcome, Introductions, Icebreaker
10:00am Session #1:  Mindfulness:  One to Many – Mitsuko Ito
10:45am Break
11:00am Session #2:  Panel Discussion:  Advocating for Representation in Content and Sustainability –Derek Mosley (Auburn Avenue Research Library), Holly Smith (Spelman College), Chella Vaidyanathan (Emory University), Mia White (Emory University)
12:15pm Lunch
1:30pm Session #3:  Community Conversations:  Career and Leadership Development Opportunities & Challenges – Tamika Barnes (Georgia State University), Samuel Graham & Aisha Johnson (Georgia Tech), Lance Wheeler (National Center for Human and Civil Rights)
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Session #4:  Tour of Georgia Tech Library or Watercolor workshop
4:30pm Reception
Thursday, July 20, 2023
9:00am Optional Session – Tapping for Wellness
9:00am Welcome & Breakfast
10:00am Session #5:  Community Partnering and Interconnecting – Darrin Sims, National Center for Human and Civil Rights
11:00am Break
11:15am Session #6:  “You Belong Here” UVA’s Process for Inclusive Employee Onboarding – Catalina Piatt-Esguerra, University of Virginia
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Seminar/Keynote:  Renewal Through the Lens of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) – Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Winthrop University
4:00pm Closing Comments & Feedback
Evening Social Gathering – TBD
Friday, July 21, 2023 – Optional Day, with separate registration
11am Meet for lunch at Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center Dining Room (NOTE:  Cost of lunch is not included in the separate registration fee)
12pm Depart GTHCC for visit to National Center for Human and Civil Rights (NOTE:  The separate registration fee covers cost of transportation and museum entry.)
2:30pm Return from National Center for Human and Civil Rights to GTHCC
2:45pm Depart / On your own

See:  Georgia Tech Welcome Video

See:  Mini-Conference Overview Video

Registration Form:  https://ezregister.com/events/38578/ 


TRAVEL:  All participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs.

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel for any reason, please reach out to us at enorlin@aserl.org or km17@mail.gatech.edu.  The last day for cancellations is June 30, 2023 at 4pm EDT.  No refunds can be issued after this date.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:  A BIG THANKS to our sponsor and host, Georgia Tech Library!  https://www.library.gatech.edu/ 

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Georgia Tech Library
704 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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