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NEIU Librarians present at the 2019 Illinois Library Association Conference

by Michelle Oh on 2019-11-19T22:27:00-06:00 | Comments

Northeastern Illinois University librarians presented on intellectual freedom and inclusive librarianship at the 2019 Annual Illinois Library Association Conference this past October.

Ed Remus presented his experiences hosting library events featuring speakers with diverse perspectives on controversial topics at Chicago Public Libraries and at NEIU, noting the promises and pitfalls of such events. Two of the events organized by Ed, "Chicago's Minimum Wage: Which Way Forward" and "Political Realignment: Differing Perspectives" are available for viewing through the Chicago Access Network Television YouTube Channel.

Alyssa Vincent, Robin Harris, and Michelle Oh (pictured below) reflected on how NEIU librarians strive to be more inclusive, citing examples from working with individuals of different races, genders, and ability on issues ranging from providing directions to the bathroom to questioning authority in academic publishing.

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