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2023 MLA Conference: Why Diversity is Essential to the Library Ecosystem: (With Bears, Whales, and Others)

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2023 Montana Library Association Conference: Keeping Libraries Wild
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Thursday, April 13, 2023 9:45 AM
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Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:45 AM


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Registered conference attendees who attend can claim MSL CE credits for this workshop. 
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Diversity and inclusion are important to many of us on a personal level, but what concrete advantages do these ideas bring to the modern library, and how can we communicate this importance to the people who control our funding? We will discover the benefits of diversity with the help of some friends from the natural world. As a wide variety of organisms cause a forest or ocean to be ecologically stable and resilient, so a wide variety of perspectives, especially in collections and policies, is necessary for a library’s success!

Sierra Benjamin is a Library Advisor and the Safety Officer for ImagineIF Libraries. In her free time, Sierra enjoys reading, making art and spending time in nature. She also enjoys practicing jiu-jitsu and gardening with her family.



Billings, MT



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1.0 creditsLibrary Services to the Public
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Bartow, Colet - Staff (Montana State Library)
Vriesman, Kirk - Director (Montana Library Association)

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