“Can the library do everything? The changing role of librarians and the library as a space of social inclusion.”

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11am CT/ 12pm ET/5 pm UTC

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The growth of political polarization throughout the world has prompted many librarians to reexamine various professional roles within the library and in relation to social justice and community engagement. This webinar will examine the changing role of the library and ways to engage and account for the needs of users from marginalized communities, as well as those who are veterans, transfers, and scholars from diverse backgrounds.


Kelly McElroy is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries & Press.

Magali Sanchez works in Latinx/Spanish outreach services at the Newberg, Oregon Public Library.

Dr. Mei-Mei Wu is a Professor and the founding chair of the Graduate Institute of Library & Information Studies of National Taiwan Normal University.

This webinar is sponsored by the American Library Association and IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group