ACL Meeting Friday, August 10, 2018: Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members! Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 9am–Noon at the Oakland Main Library. We will have our usual Book Reviewing and a discussion of Distinguished Books. For more information, see: www.bayviews.org/calendar.html#meetings. We will also have an important professional development presentation:
Jeanie Austin, a teen services librarian with San Francisco Public Library, will present dissertation research which traces how past policies and processes that established white, middle-class, and hetero-normative conduct and knowledge as central to library services have worked—and continue to work—against youth of color and/or LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth. It pulls from queer, feminist, poststructural, and critical theory to provide a model for how libraries can center youth made vulnerable to the state. This involves an interrogation of what representation does or can do in the current moment alongside the recognition that cultures within librarianship inhibit library access for youth of color and/or LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth.