Wednesday, October 2 • 10:30am - 3:30pm
Diversity Work: Exploring Worldviews & Practicing Dialogue

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Diversity work is an intentional practice of exploring and opening individual worldviews to effect constructive relationships, increase access through the removal of institutional and social barriers, as well as fostering authentic community connections. This interactive workshop will provide exercises and discussion to help participants build an understanding of their own worldview and how that influences their librarianship. Exercises and discussion will focus on topics in diversity including race, gender, sexuality, physical abilities, religion/spirituality, inclusion, and privilege. Participants are asked to be vulnerable and willing to explore how their worldview shapes their perceptions and relationships in regards to diverse communities.

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Angela Kroeger

Metadata Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Angela Kroeger is the Metadata Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries. They earned an MLIS from the University of Missouri in 2015 and served as Nebraska Library Association President in 2016/2017.
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Elisa Cruz

Circulation Manager, Keene Memorial Library
Elisa Cruz is a bilingual circulation manager at a public library in Nebraska. She loves recommending diverse reads to anyone who will listen and is dedicated to making the library profession more inclusive and welcoming to users and budding professionals of all walks of life. In... Read More →
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Anneka Ramirez

Patron Services Supervisor, Norfolk Public Library
Anneka Ramirez earned her Master of Arts in Information Science & Learning Technologies with an emphasis in Library Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia (2015). She obtained a BA in American Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington... Read More →
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Laura Treinen

Collection Maintenance Supervisor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Laura Treinen is the Collection Maintenance Supervisor for Don L. Love library at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Before that she worked with the Omaha Public libraries for three years. She currently manages student workers along with her collection maintenance work. She earned... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Windsor VIII