This year’s Spring Conference will include an afternoon workshop, facilitated by Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Officer at the University of Toronto. Prior to assuming her role as the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Officer with the University, Sandra held positions as Diversity Manager with the Toronto Public Library and as Director, Programming & Special Projects with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
Sandra has considerable experience working in the areas of human rights, antiracism, and social justice, in both public sector and community-based organizations. Her interest and work have primarily focused on organizational and social change.
Sandra holds a Masters of Education (MEd) from York University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Toronto.
Practicing Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion within Academic Libraries: Creating more inclusive and equitable libraries
This interactive session will provide a space for participants to critically reflect on their understanding of anti-racism, equity and inclusion. Participants will learn key terminologies to have conversations about these issues, and discuss the manifestation of racism and other inequities within the academic library context – at the direct, systemic and institutional levels. For the second half of the session, working in small groups, participants will have an opportunity to work on case scenarios highlighting these issues.