[Libs-Or] Online Bilingual Conference Builds More Inclusive Library Spaces for All: Free Registration

Nicole Purviance Nicole.Purviance at sjsu.edu
Thu Mar 11 13:01:48 PST 2021

We’re doing things a little differently to kick off the Library 2.021
Worldwide Virtual Conference. For our school’s first of three Library 2.021
mini-conferences, we are partnering with the Seguimos Creando Enlaces
(Creating Connections) <http://creandoenlaces.org/about/> bilingual
conference to bring it online. The goal of this year’s event is for library
workers to share best practices and build more inclusive library spaces for

“This event fosters community connections and cultural diversity in public,
academic and special libraries,” said Steve Hargadon, who co-founded the
Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference series with Dr. Sandra Hirsh in
2011 as a way to facilitate topical discussions among information
professionals worldwide. Dr. Hirsh will deliver opening remarks during the
conference welcome session.

The conference will be held on March 25 and 26. Registration is free, and
attendees will have the option to view live presentations in English and
Spanish. Sessions will be recorded and made available after the event.

*Seguimos Creando Enlaces 2021: Civic Engagement in Action*

   - *Who Should Attend:* Librarians, library staff members and library
   school students from around the globe
   - *When:* March 25 and 26, 2021
   - *Time:* 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time each day (UTC-7)
   - *Where:* Online via Zoom
   - *Cost:* FREE!
<https://creando2021english.eventbrite.com/?aff=sjsu> *(English
<https://creando2021espanol.eventbrite.com/?aff=sjsu>* (Spanish

*Session Spotlight*

*When: **Friday, March 26 at 12 p.m.*

*Presenter: *Destiny C. Rivera, MLIS, San José State University; Library
Assistant III at San Diego Public Library and Librarian at the Nancy K.
Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park,
San Diego

*Title: **A Collection That Grows: Food Justice & Food Security in Public
and Academic Libraries*

*Abstract: *This presentation will introduce listeners to the
advantages/disadvantages of the modern seed and food industry. With a focus
on food justice and food security, the presenter will make a case for seed
libraries as a way to democratize and localize food production and ensure
food security with rural and urban communities. Seed libraries are an
educational tool that can be utilized by libraries for programming,
outreach, STEM-based learning, and cultivation of rich community
connections. Civic engagement through the creation of seed libraries and
community gardens within libraries will also be highlighted. The
possibilities of seed libraries in academic institutions will also be

View the full schedule, including presentation descriptions and speaker
biographies, on the conference website at

Seguimos Creando Enlaces 2021 is presented by the San José State University
School of Information, Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference Series,
Southern California Library Cooperative in partnership with the SERRA
Library Cooperative, and the California State Library. This conference is
supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library
Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act,
administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Nicole Purviance
Director of Marketing and Communications
School of Information
San Jose State University
nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
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