A Celebration of Black History Month: Equity in Libraries, 2023 and Beyond
Making a Successful Entry into the Profession

Please join the SJSU School of Information for an online symposium in celebration of Black History Month. The theme is “Making a Successful Entry into the Profession.” 


I. Welcome (10-10:05 am PST) – Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool Director

II. Moderator Welcome (10-10:10 am PST) - Wanda Brown – Past ALA President (2019-2020), Director, Library Services at Winston-Salem State University 

III. Keynote Address (10:05-10:45 am PST) - Elaina Norlin, Professional Development DEI Coordinator, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries 

IV. Panel Discussion (11:00-11:40 am PST): Applied EDI in LIS Settings

  • Michael Crumpton – Affiliated Faculty Library & Information Science Department / Interim Dean of the University Libraries 
  • Kelvin Watson – Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
  • Dominique Dozier – Student Success Librarian, Santa Clara University
  • Binnie Wilkin - Storyteller and founding member of the American Library Association’s Black Caucus
  • Dr. Stephanie Brasley – Dean of the University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills

V. Reflection and Next Steps (11:40-11:58 am PST): Binnie Wilkin

VI. Thank You and Closing (11:58 -12:00 pm PST): Dr. Anthony Chow

This symposium is co-sponsored by the California Librarians Black Caucus.

California Librarians Black Caucus