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Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Thursday, May 21 • 11:15am - 11:58am
T07 - Practicing Politics: Engagement with Purpose LIMITED

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As aspiring activists and library advocates, library and information technology students will lead participants through an interactive discussion about what it takes to work in 21st century libraries. They will challenge participants to think about what it means to be political, to be engaged, and to be “rule-makers” more than “rule-followers”. This session creates a dynamic space for practitioners, new and experienced, to re-imagine a future where their roles as knowledgeable and committed advocates for democracy, social justice, access and life-long learning are more deeply entrenched in the psyche of their communities.  Employees of the future need to be self-sufficient, capable, responsible and “not afraid to expand the boundaries of their knowledge” (Buckley & Reidy, 2014). Through this session, the presenters will challenge their participants to reflect on the library worker of the future.

Speakers
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Amanda Geofroy

Amanda Geofroy is a 2nd year LibIT Student at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has previously worked in a small community library for 10 years, in which inspired her advocacy for libraries and life long learning. Amanda is completing her diploma with a Systems Technology... Read More →
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Candra Marr

Candra Marr is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Technology Program at the University of the Fraser Valley. She enjoys research, history, and exploring cultural trajectories as the world becomes more technologically connected. Candra previously completed her Bachelor’s... Read More →
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Anila Schneider

Anila Schneider is a LibIT graduate at the University of the Fraser Valley. She started her career in the library world in grade 11 when she became the Page of the Agassiz branch of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. Two years later she became a casual on-call Circulation Assistant... Read More →
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Katie Veldhoen

Katie Veldhoen is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Technology Program at the University of the Fraser Valley. Katie also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English Literature and looks forward to using her experience and passion to be a valuable resource... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 11:58am
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC