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Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries

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August 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

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Research shows that children notice race at a very young age, and often draw erroneous conclusions if no one speaks to them about it. With a focus on story time, programming, collection development and user services, we will discuss and model ways librarians can talk about race and racism in age appropriate ways with children.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply practical tools for discussing race with young children and their caregivers.
  2. Explore children’s services (e.g., collection development, reference, programming) through a racial equity lens.
  3. Understand how to incorporate the discussion of race as a standard early literacy practice.


Facilitator: Becki Loughlin

Becki is a Library Manager at the High Plains Library District


August 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT