Knovvmads Magazine


We are excited to announce that Knovvmads is supporting the 2020 Association for Rural & Small Libraries‘ Conference. The Association for Rural & Small Libraries, Inc. is a network of persons throughout the country dedicated to the positive growth and development of libraries. ARSL believes in the value of rural and small libraries and strives to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities.

We are also honored to announce that Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present: “Welcoming & Inclusive Libraries: Serving the Latinx Community”.

Latinx communities reside across the United States. They may be long-time or recent residents, they may be visible or few in numbers, and they may reside permanently or temporarily as seasonal workers. Whatever their status, libraries have a mission to welcome all, including Latinx. This session will present practical ways to learn about, engage with, and serve the Latinx community. These approaches are a starting point. Depending on a library’s resources (staff, collection, space, finances, etc.) and the make-up of its Latinx community, it will build on the knowledge from this session in order to adapt and expand its services.

We can’t wait to see you there. Registration is still open!