2019 / Building Libraries that Empower and Welcome Youth From All Backgrounds

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2019 / Building Libraries that Empower and Welcome Youth From All Backgrounds

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This session asks how libraries can support youth during times of political and social crises.We will look at ways that libraries can focus on youth from less privileged backgrounds through community engagement, partnerships, and outreach, including LGBTQ youth, migrants and refugees, and families impacted by the prison system." 


As we explore libraries and social justice and provide examples from our work in the public libraries of Chicago and New York in the United States, we will engage participants to think and strategize about how they can make their libraries spaces that empower and welcome youth from all backgrounds. 

Co-organizers: 

Kristyn Caragher, Teen Librarian, Chicago, USA 

Katrina Ortega, Senior Young Adult Librarian, The New York Public Library, USA 

Maggie Craig, Senior Children's Librarian, The New York Public Library, USA 

Crystal Chen, Senior Young Adult Librarian, The New York Public Library, USA

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Themes at Next Library 2019

• Libraries in Times of Social Crisis
• Civic Media and Data Democracy
• Temporary Spaces
• Game Changing Tech & Emerging Trends

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Announcement of our final keynote speaker: Christopher Breedlove from the Burning Man Project

Posted by Next Library on May 23, 2019 at 17:30 0 Comments

We are incredibly thrilled to announce our final keynote speaker, Christopher Breedlove from the Burning Man Project. 

As Head of Burners Without Borders, Christopher supports volunteer-driven community leadership work, whose goal is to unlock the innate skills of local communities to solve problems that bring about meaningful change. Supporting citizen-led civic engagement solutions and community resiliency projects around the world, BWB is known for bringing…

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