Sheila García: IDEAL Conference Reflection

First Image: Cover slide for Kimberlé Crenshaw’s opening keynote on intersectionality, critical race theory, and contemporary challenges.  Second Image: Nikole Hannah-Jones speaking as the closing keynote of the conference. The projected slide behind lists a timeline illustrating how slavery was a foundation upon which the United States became a nation.  It seems Ohio was the place to Read More

Conference Reflection: Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

The 7th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (FWCA) was held in Blacksburg, Virginia April 11-13 this year. I did not know a conference like this existed, but I found out through Florida State University’s Office of Faculty Development. Florida State University is also one of the many sponsors for this Read More

Conference Reflection: ACRL 2019: An Opportunity to Create Connections

Photo credit: Grace Adeneye The photo was taken at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. [Alt text: Follow Me to the Farm in yellow. Shown is feet in black and white shoes with black leggings and plaid skirt in black, white, and yellow.] When colleagues of mine at the University of Delaware discovered that ACRL Read More

Conference Reflection: Recasting the Narrative: An ACRL-2019 Recap

For my first conference as a resident librarian, I wanted to attend an event focused on academic libraries with programming and events related to social justice and anti-oppression work. When I saw that the ACRL Diversity Alliance offered a preconference for residents this year, “Taking Charge of Your Narrative” and exciting workshops like “Moving Beyond Read More