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Wednesday, May 18 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Diversity Management: Creating Organizational Change in Libraries

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Patricia “Patty” Wong is currently the President for the American Library Association. In her 34-year career she has held positions throughout CA at Santa Monica Public Library, Yolo County Library, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Oakland Public Library and Berkeley Public Library, and Oakland Unified School District and has been a bookseller during her student life.

Her work in managing change, equity and diversity, youth development, developing joint ventures and collaborations between public libraries and community agencies, and fundraising has been published in a number of journals, conference proceedings, and edited collections.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will be able to discuss the national temperature of diversity and equity in libraries
Attendees will be able to conduct a library equity assessment
Attendees will be able create steps to promote diversity for their library based on equity assessment findings

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Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Twilight 1 & 2