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SWON Webinar - Tackling Racism in Children's Literature

 Export to Your Calendar 8/26/2020
When: 2:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Contact: 513-751-4422

Online registration is available until: 8/25/2020
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Tackling Racism in Children's Literature


We all know that there are outdated and racist classics on our shelves. These books reflect a homogenous past, yet they still thrive in an ostensibly multicultural present. How do we hold fast to intellectual freedom while solidifying our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness? Nashville Public Library spent a year asking that question and the resulting work can be replicated by other libraries seeking to apply an anti-racist lens to their collections. Join us as Klem-Marí Cajigas and Lindsey Patrick-Wright offer insight and suggestions for us to re-evaluate our own collections. This webinar was previously presented as a session at both TLA’s 2019 Annual Conference and at the 2020 PLA Conference.

Who should attend?

  • Children's Services
  • Collection Development
  • Educators
  • K-12 Library Staff
  • Librarians
  • Public Library Staff
  • School Library Media Specialists
  • Technical Services

Competencies Covered (Competency Index for the Library Field):

  • Library Collection Competencies
  • Collection Development & Management
  • Public Services Competencies
  • Children’s Services
  • Collections for Children


Klem-Marí Cajigas is the Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life!, Nashville Public Library’s award-winning early literacy outreach program. She has been with Nashville Public Library since 2012, after more than a decade of academic training in Religious Studies and Ministry, including doctoral work at Vanderbilt University.

Lindsey Patrick-Wright was formerly the Youth Services and Continuing Education Coordinator for TSLA. She has been at Nashville Public Library for 9 years now, first managing the Children’s Department and is currently managing the Southeast Branch.


OLC accepts 1 CEU.

KDLA accepts up to CEU. 

ISL accepts up to 1 LEU/TLEU.


FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions 
$15 for everyone in Ohio
$20 for everyone else


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