2020 Annual Meeting

Notes from the June 5, 2020 Annual Meeting

See the program, annual report, and minutes from the 53rd Annual Meeting below.
We appreciate you sharing your thoughts about the event on the Annual meeting evaluation

A recording of the event is on YouTube here.

Links to available presentations:
Southeastern's Year in Review
Outcomes of Research Requests in Hospital Library Settings
Hudson River Research in the Age of COVID-19
NEH-Funded Planning for the Digitization of New Paltz' Historic Documents
Shifting Library Programming From In-person to Virtual
Documenting COVID History June 2020

From the chat during Lauren Moore's keynote, a short reading list from you, the attendees:

  • White Fragility
  • Jericho Brown, The Tradition
  • "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds (Author), Ibram X. Kendi (Author)
  • White Fragility, Tightrope
  • Debby Irving's book "Waking up White and finding myself in the Story of Race"
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin -Written 40yrs ago & still relevant
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
  • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
  • Frederick Douglass continues to be incredibly prescient and relevant. “The Proclamation and a Negro Army” and “The Color Line” feel important right now.
  • dolly chugh's the person you mean to be
  • There is a facebook group called "White Women do the Work" - a spinoff of a group called "Women discussing race". This is a spinoff specifically for white women to help each other learn to understand racism, recommend resources, gain an initial understanding of issues without placing labor on women BIPOC
  • https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race
  • "Not Your Idea" is a picture book based on the quote to children, "Racism was not your idea; you don't have to defend it."
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Autobiography of Fredrick Douglass
  • The Book of Forgiving: the Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves by Desmond Tutu & Mpho Andrea Tutu
  • Pema Choudron, When things fall apart
  • "His Eye is on the Sparrow"
  • Reading Underground Rail Road by William Still
  • Just Mercy  https://nypost.com/2020/06/03/how-to-watch-just-mercy-for-free/