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ASERL BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference at Georgia Tech

Jul 19, 2023
Georgia Tech Library

[REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSED ON JUNE 30.  For questions, please contact Elaina Norlin.]


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.  Join us as we explore and demystify some body-centered approaches to stress management. According to 10 years of studies done at Harvard Medical, stimulating specific pressure points down-regulates the amygdala — the stress center in our limbic brain — leading to an overall feeling of reduced stress and more calm and balance. Learn the basics of some free, easy, and potentially powerful vagal toning, self-help stress management tools literally available at your fingertips.
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)
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 Civil and Human 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 Civil and Human 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, Researcher  |  Leader  |  Consultant  |  Coach
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 The National Center for  Civil and Human Rights (NOTE:  The separate registration fee covers cost of transportation and museum entry.)
2:45pm Return from The National Center for Civil and Human Rights to GTHCC
3:00pm 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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