Last week (Friday, January 30, 2015), I was at the Day of Diversity at the American Library Association's 2015 Midwinter Conference. This is my recap of the highlights (for me) of the day. I am glad I was invited. It provided me the opportunity to meet some terrific people I've known via social media for several years. A more personal reflection of the ALA's 2015 Midwinter Conference is forthcoming.
[T]he great fear I entertained of my brethren was occasioned by the many stories I had heard of their cruelty toward the whites—how they were in the habit of killing and scalping men, women, and children. But the whites did not tell me that they were in a great majority of instances the aggressors—that they had imbrued their hands in the lifeblood of my brethren, driven them from their once peaceful and happy homes—that they introduced among them the fatal and exterminating diseases of civilized life. If the whites had told me how cruel they had been to the “poor Indian,” I should have apprehended as much harm from them.
- Edi Campbell: Rap It Up
- Zetta Elliott: Power Surge
- Sarah Park Dahlen: ALSC Day of Diversity: Step It Up
- Janet Wong: How Will You Step It Up?
- Elizabeth Bluemle: Diversity: One Thing You Can Do Now
- Maya Gonzales: ALSC'S Day of Diversity: one woman's ritual
- Don Tate: Day of Diversity, Pop Top Stage, Winter Storm
- Kody Keplinger: Video Diary: Chicago + Day of Diversity
- Lessa Pelayo-Lozada: First Up on the Agenda: Let's Talk About Diversity
- Andrew Medlar: Day of Diversity @ #alamw15
- Lisa Nowlain: Diversity Matters @ #alamw15
- Jason Low: ALA Midwinter Day of Diversity Recap and Reflections
- Ellen Riordan: ALSC's Next Steps after Day of Diversity
- Sujei Lugo: A Frank Remembrance of My ALA Midwinter Experience
- Crystal Brunell: Slice of Life
*Edited to reflect clarifications provided to me by KT Horning in comments (below) and others who were there.