Finding a Path to Librarianship: Diversity Career Night

Finding a Path to Librarianship: Diversity Career Night

Location: Malcolm X Cultural Center (use South side entrance below Berkshire Dining Commons), University of Massachusetts Amherst UMASS Map; Google Map.

Getting to campus: Park in lots 33, 32, or 42 after 5pm for free. PVTA bus information.

  • Hear from professionals in the field about their work and career and funding opportunities

  • Interact with librarians and library school representatives

  • Connect with mentors that will help you to learn more about the field, apply for library school, and identify funding opportunities

Speakers include:

  • Shauntee Burns & Elisa Garcia (New York Public Library): We Need Diverse Librarians

  • Michelle Baildon & Nina Davis-Millis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Hack the Stacks: Social Justice and Academic Librarianship

  • Katelyn Duncan (Worcester Public Library): Life as a Public Librarian in Five (or More!) Languages

  • Diane Brown (New Haven Free Public Library): The Need for Black Librarians

Sponsored by the Five Colleges Libraries; Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, UMass Amherst, and Smith College; and the UMASS Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success.

Contact: Erin Stalberg, Mount Holyoke College,


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