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PLA Webinar 6/26 - Public Libraries Supporting African American Writers

  • 1.  PLA Webinar 6/26 - Public Libraries Supporting African American Writers

    Posted 24 days ago

    Learn how to help overcome barriers and consistently provide resources and support to African American writers during this upcoming PLA webinar on Wednesday, June 26. As the go-to destination for book lovers, public libraries offer a wide collection of materials, including those authored by local writers. However, not all writers are well-represented. African American writers are often underrepresented in libraries, especially in local author sections. To address this issue, libraries must assert intentional efforts through outreach and community collaborations to welcome African American writers into their collections. One of the barriers that African American writers face is a lack of representation, which can lead to a lack of exposure and make it difficult for them to gain a following. Additionally, they may face issues related to publishing, marketing, and distribution. In this webinar, you will learn how to help overcome these barriers by consistently providing resources and support to African American writers. This includes providing workshops, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities. Complete details including registration materials are online

    Margot Conahan
    Manager of Professional Development
    Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)