Keynote: Creating Welcoming Environments – Community Voice to Create Inclusion


When libraries create welcoming spaces, they can be a solace that can change or even save peoples lives.  It is vital that we authentically engage communities to create spaces that are truly and genuinely welcoming – not only for dominant culture but for members of all our diverse cultures.

  • Kate Lasky, Oregon Library Association, President 2020-21
  • Jen Hecht, NW Natural
  • Elaine Hirsch, OLA Past President
  • Sonja Ervin, Multnomah County Library, Equity and Inclusion Manager

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