Kawanna Bright, PhD, MLIS, is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her PhD in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian for twelve years, with a focus on reference, instructional services, and information literacy. She earned her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003. Dr. Bright’s current research focuses on assessment in libraries, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in libraries, the application of research methodology to the study of library and information science, and the importance of the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries. Her work with Dr. Amy VanScoy (University at Buffalo) to investigate the reference and information services experience of librarians of color received a 2014 ALA Diversity Research Grant and was awarded the 2017 Beta Phi Mu-Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award. Among other projects, Dr. Bright is continuing her efforts to develop a standardized DEI assessment tool for academic libraries in the hopes of moving the assessment of DEI away from simply counting “diverse” employees.
Additional information about Dr. Bright can be found at http://www.kawannabright.info/
The WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for Intersect 2021: Resilience, Renewal, and Beyond! The unconference will again be held virtually, with a registration cost of $20.21.
We would like to thank everybody who has contributed to the planning process so far! We continue to be inspired by the great ideas, creativity, and support from the library workers of Western New York and beyond.
The full program and session schedule are available at this link.
Presentations will include:
Glass Half Full: Successes in the Time of COVID-19
Adapting Outreach: Getting Creative with B&ECPL's Mobile Services
Burnout and Crisis Management: How to Stay Fresh with Your Library's Social Media
Generation 1.5 and Academic Libraries: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Reference and Instruction
Geocaching in the School Library Media Center for Social and Emotional Learning
International Collaboration in Interesting Times: StorymapsJS, Skype, and Stefan Zweig
Just Say No: Strategies for Building Resilience in Stressful Times
Tech Tools Worth Talking About
Success Through Survival: The Evoluation of IL Librarians in Response to the Unique Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sustainable Libraries Initiative
Sustaining Sustainability Programs
What Divides Us? The Roles of Libraries in Building Digital Equity in Their Communities
The purpose of Intersect is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.
We hope that you can join us this year!