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Decentering Whiteness in Academic Libraries

Join us for an eye-opening event that promises to change the way you think about academic libraries. “Decentering Whiteness in Academic Libraries” is a must-attend event for anyone interested in creating more inclusive spaces and changing teaching methods to reflect a diversity of lived experiences. 

Our lineup of speakers will provide you with invaluable insights into how we can all work together to make academic libraries more welcoming and inclusive.  

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your understanding of how we can create more equitable and inclusive academic libraries. Register now and join us for what promises to be an unforgettable event. 

Date & Time
Thursday May 11, 2023  at 10:00am – 5:00pm EST

Virtual conference hosted on the PheedLoop platform


OLA Member: $125.00

Non-Member: $225.00

Non-Member PLUS (Registration + One year membership): $200.00

Provincial Affiliate (non-Ontario members): $125.00

Students/Retired/Underemployed: $50.00

Staff at First Nations Public Libraries: Free

Event Program: 

The program will include sessions on:

  • “Decentering Whiteness, Dismantling Bias” – Preethi Gorecki, Annie Belanger
  • Equitable Hiring and Recruitment: Three Lightning Talks – Valentina Ly, Jessica Whu Lee, Silvia Wong
  • Two-Eyed Seeing Practices: The Gift of Multiple Perspectives – Sophie Rohr 
  • Respectful Terminology – Camille Callison
  • Free Pizza Isn’t Enough: Strategies to Connect with Students – Lisette Ochea, Sieu Moi Ly
  • Settler Call to Action: Removing the Undue Burden of Labour on BIPOC Librarians – Rochelle Mazar 
  • Amplifying Marginalized Voices and Decentering Whiteness in Library Curricula: A panel on Teaching  and Instruction – Navroop Gill, Rachel Chong, Ashley Edwards

Code of Conduct

OLA is dedicated to respectful discourse and ensuring a positive experience for all participants in the conference. Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct policy and related procedures.