We Got You! Empowering BIPOC Information Professionals through Virtual Development Opportunities.

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Conference Proceeding

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MLA 2021 Conference: Transforming Our Diversifying Communities


Objective: The purpose of this session is to introduce and describe activities of AAMLA’s Virtual Engagement Committee in building community and support for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) information professionals throughout the year. This immersion session will cover strategies and processes used to strengthen programmatic engagement for use as a model for other Caucuses. Presenters will discuss the steps needed to implement successful programming, identify roles involved, impart best practice strategies, and offer tools for tracking progress. Methods: Information and resources will be provided to participants in a mutually engaging, hands-on format. Presenters will provide an overview of how the Virtual Engagement Committee was established, define virtual engagement, and discuss its benefits. In addition, participants will be instructed on appropriate data collection strategies, how to generate programming ideas, and create a strategy/plan for their own Caucus using polling and breakout rooms.


Library and Information Science | Race and Ethnicity

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