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NJLA Virtual Keynote: Turning Tinted Pages: A Conversation and Celebration of Black Librarians & Library Workers
Friday, February 05, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Category: NJLA Events

Please join us for our upcoming NJLA Virtual Keynote. These programs are a unique benefit of NJLA membership and registration is limited to NJLA (and NJASL) members. 

Title: Turning Tinted Pages:  A Conversation and Celebration of Black Librarians & Library Workers
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online via Zoom

Description: Gain a better understanding of the history and present state of library employment for Black librarians and library workers, and learn ways that each of us can promote and support diversity in library staffing.  This presentation will include a slideshow on the history of Black librarianship, a moderated panel with question and answer period, and a break out session. Topics discussed will include barriers to employment and advancement for Black library workers, support systems, self care, and more. 


Jade Mapp, Literacy Specialist, Hoboken Public Library
Christal Blue, Branch Manager, Somerset County Library System
Lisa Richardson Hall, School Library Assistant, Lawrenceville HS
Ayoola White, Emerging Technology Librarian, Jersey City Free Public Library
Deadra Boardman, Youth Services Librarian, Somerset County Library System


NJLA Librarians of Color Roundtable
NJLA Diversity & Outreach Section
NJLA Professional Development Committee
NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Anti-Racism Taskforce


Keisha Miller, Teen Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator, South Orange Public Library
Carina Gonzalez, Adult Services Librarian, Piscataway Public Library
Host: Theresa Agostinelli
Tech Coordinator: Selwa Shamy

A recording of the presentation along with program slides and a resource page will be sent to all attendees after the event. These items will be included in the Spring 2021 NJLA Professional Development Newsletter and on the Professional Development Committee page on the NJLA website.  

Please contact Theresa Agostinelli at [email protected] with questions about this event. Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact: Theresa Agostinelli at [email protected]