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Thursday, June 10 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Safe Spaces Part 2: Developing Capacity to Support Trans and Other Marginalized Communities

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With a particular focus on the experiences of trans staff and library patrons, this session explores how to reduce harm to marginalized communities. Participants will hear from own-voice experts and others and be invited to participate in a discussion about the creation and maintenance of safe library spaces.The second half of the session will offer participants the chance to hear some first-hand experiences from individuals in various communities. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how their home library may reflect on some of these experiences, and continue in anti-oppression work.

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Cate Carlyle

CRC Coordinator, Mount Saint Vincent University
Cate Carlyle is an author, librarian and former elementary school teacher. She is currently the CRC Coordinator for the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, the APLA VP Nova Scotia and convener of the APLA Continuing Education Interest Group. 

Martin Chandler

Data Services Librarian, McGill University Library
Alison Farrell is a Public Services Librarian at Memorial University who is currently responsible for Research Data Management services. She sits on various RDM committees at Memorial, in Atlantic Canada and nationally.

K-Lee Fraser

Liaison Librarian, Cape Breton University
K-Lee Fraser is the School of Arts and Social Sciences and Unama’ki College Liaison Librarian.  Her research interests include library anxiety, information literacy, sociolinguistics, and diversity.
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Lindsey MacCallum

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Lindsey MacCallum is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as the Humanities liaison. Her research interests include examining the use of open source institutional repositories at small academic institutions and exploring the history of home... Read More →
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Melissa Scanlan

Information Technology Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
Melissa Scanlan is the Information Technology Librarian at the Halifax Public Libraries. Melissa has been employed with the Halifax Public Libraries since 2015 where she dabbles in all things technology, from gadgets to staff training.

Ben Mitchell

Adjunct Lecturer, University of King's College

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm ADT
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