Start Date: 7/14/2020 3:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/14/2020 4:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: On-line via Zoom
In response to the movement to bring attention to issues in the Black community and the need for increased diverse reads, RAIG is proud to offer #BlackAuthorsMatter via Zoom! Please come to the meeting having read at least one book by a Black author that you would like to recommend. Those wishing to 'book talk' their selection should indicate that when registering. RAIG members will share their picks, and then open the forum for participation. Each speaker will have 2 minutes for their 'book talk'.
A link to a compiled document of all the authors discussed (plus many more) will be shared with the participants. Librarians will come away with a full toolbox of titles and authors from multiple genres they can draw from for their future reader's advisory opportunities. The list will also serve as a resource to use for the creation of book discussion groups and informative programs which support diversity and inclusion. Additionally we will discuss where to find resources that highlight Black authors and publishers, and how to promote Black authors in their collections.
Pre-class assignment: Read at least one book by a Black author that you would like to recommend.