LAC Forum with University Partners: Forum program

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Program: Day 1
June 21, 2021, 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT
1:00–1:10 p.m.Introduction and welcome
MC: Francesco Manganiello, Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
1:10–1:20 p.m.Opening prayer
Albert Dumont, Algonquin Elder
1:20–1:35 p.m.Opening remarks
Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, LAC
Gina Wilson, Deputy Minister, Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, Canadian Heritage
1:35–2:05 p.m.Keynote speaker
Alden E. Habacon, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and Facilitator; Principal, Inclusive Excellence Strategy Solutions Inc.
  • How Memory Institutions Hold Space for Regeneration, Equity and Psychological Safety

    Before the past year’s renewed emphasis on anti-racism, workplace inclusion and mental well-being, memory institutions on university campuses across Canada and the United States were already wrestling with the role they might play in supporting the evolving needs of students, faculty and staff—beyond their legacy role as keepers of conventional knowledge. Memory institutions today not only provide patrons with access to and perspective on the history of racial inequity, but also have come to be used as sites for courageous conversations, as standard-bearers of accessibility, and as spaces for personal development, personal regeneration and repose from the stress of academia.

    This keynote address will explore how libraries serve civil society as great equalizers and are often the epicentres for regenerative communities and social sustainability. In providing a more technical understanding of when people feel included and how organizations are measuring psychological health and safety, this keynote address will also show that academic memory institutions—both symbolically and in their changing function—are critical to the advancement and sustaining of equity and psychological safety on campus.

2:05–2:30 p.m.Q & A — Open floor
MC: Francesco Manganiello, Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs, LAC
2:30–2:40 p.m.Health break
 
2:40–3:55 p.m.Session I: Inclusive and Equitable Practices — Lessons from the Front Lines

Moderator:
Lisa Tremblay-Goodyer, Director, Reference Services, and Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Co-Champion, LAC

Presenters:
Albert Dumont, Algonquin Elder

  • Inherent and Basic Human Rights: The Struggle Continues

Wendy Ng, Museum Education Specialist and Consultant

  • GLAM Workers as Agents of Change

Jacques Prince, Archivist, President, Archives gaies du Québec [Quebec Gay Archives]

  • The Field of Community Archives: The Experience of QGA in the Diverse LGBTQ2S+ Communities
3:55–4:15 p.m.Closing remarks
Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, LAC
Program: Day 2
June 22, 2021, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
1:00–1:10 p.m.Introduction and welcome
MC: Francesco Manganiello, Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
1:10–2:25 p.m.Session II: Designing for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator:
Frédéric Giuliano, Director General, Library Services, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Presenters:
Nadia Caidi, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

  • Diversity by Design—Making Space for a New Generation of Memory Institutions Professionals

Marie D. Martel, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, Université de Montréal

  • From UX to EDI: Libraries and the Critical Shift

Aaron H. Devor, Chair in Transgender Studies; Founder and Subject Matter Expert, Transgender Archives; Professor, Sociology, University of Victoria

  • The Transgender Archives: Acquisitions, Uses, Omissions
2:25–2:30 p.m.Health break
 
2:30–3:45 p.m.Session III: Inclusive and Equitable Library Practices for a Diverse Population

Moderator:
Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Public Library; Vice Chair, Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC)

Presenters:
Daniella Levy-Pinto, Project Coordinator, National Network for Equitable Library Service

  • Canadian Libraries and a Diversity of Reading Needs: Providing Inclusive Services for Readers with Print Disabilities

Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

  • Building up the Pipeline: A Holistic Approach to IDE Internships and Opportunities

Megan McMeekin, Inclusion Librarian, University of Ottawa, and Cecilia Tellis, Head, Design and Outreach, Morisset Library, University of Ottawa

  • Weaving Inclusion into Our Library: Reflecting Back and Paths Forward
3:45–4:00 p.m.Closing remarks
Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, LAC
Program: Day 3
June 23, 2021, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
1:00–1:10 p.m.Introduction and welcome
MC: Francesco Manganiello, Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
1:10–2:25 p.m.Session IV: Innovative Initiatives and Programs Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator:
Linda Savoie, Corporate Secretary, and Sex and Gender Inclusiveness Champion, LAC

Presenters:
Johanna Smith, Director General, Public Services Branch, LAC

  • LAC’s Indigenous Initiatives

Véronique Morissette, Senior Policy Advisor, Equity, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Marie-Lynne Boudreau, Director, Performance, Equity and Diversity, SSHRC

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Canada Research Chairs Program

S. Karly Kehoe, Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities, Saint Mary’s University

  • Inclusive Excellence and Academies: How to Make Space for Scholars at Risk
2:25–2:30 p.m.Health break
 
2:30–3:45 p.m.Session V: Youth's Perspective on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator:
Dara Price, Director General, Archives Branch, and Diversity, Inclusion and Multiculturalism Champion, LAC

Presenters:
Jessica Ward-King, Senior Analyst, State of Youth Report, Canadian Heritage

  • The State of Youth Is EDI

Cameron Lamb, B.A. (Hons) Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Donia Arfaoui, Student, HEC Montréal; Employee at Desjardins, and Emily Tang, Student, Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan

  • The GLAMorous Future: Perspective on EDI by LAC’s Youth Advisory Council
3:45–4:00 p.m.Closing remarks
Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, LAC

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