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**POSTPONED** All the same but different: how we can do diversity better in libraries
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**POSTPONED** All the same but different: how we can do diversity better in libraries

When: 28/04/2020
10.00am until 4:00pm
Where: Jury's Inn Nottingham
Station Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  NG2 3BJ
United Kingdom
Presenter: Dr Jason Arday
Contact: Cheryl Gardner

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East Midlands Regional Network and East Midlands ARLG

All the same but different : doing diversity better in libraries, museums and archives

Tuesday 28th April, 10.00am - 4.00pm (registration from 9.30am)

**Please note that this event is currently postponed. We will update when it has been rescheduled**

CILIP East Midlands and East Midlands ARLG are joining together to deliver a full day for Library, Archive and Museum staff throughout the East Midlands on doing Diversity better. The keynote speaker will be Dr Jason Arday and an update on the new CILIP LGBTQ+ Network will be provided by John Vincent of The Network. Please note that the content of Dr. Arday’s keynote and workshop will be relevant to all sectors.


09.30 -10.00

Registration & tea/coffee

10.00 -10.45

Keynote from Jason Arday

10.45 -12.15

Update from CILIP on the LGBTQ+ Network and how we can be more involved

12.15 -12.45

CILIP East Midlands and East Midlands ALRG AGMs

12.45 -13.30

Lunch & networking

13.30 - 15.30

Workshop led by Jason Arday

15.30 - 16.00

Wrap up & action planning


The Speakers:

Dr Jason Arday is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology. Jason is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a Research Associate at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank. Jason sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London. Jason also serves on the Editorial Boards of Educational Philosophy and Theory; and the British Sociological Association (BSA) journal Sociology.

Jason was very well received at last year's NoWAL conference where he delivered the keynote on The Persistence of Racism in Higher Education.

John Vincent has worked in the public sector since the 1960s, primarily for Hertfordshire, Lambeth and Enfield library services. In 1997, he was invited to become part of the team that produced the UK’s first review of public libraries and social exclusion (from which The Network that he currently coordinates originated).

John runs courses and lectures, writes, produces regular newsletters and ebulletins, and lobbies for greater awareness of the role that libraries, archives, museums, and the cultural & heritage sector play in contributing to social justice.

He is particularly interested in supporting the work that the cultural sector does with LGBTQ+ people (he is currently co-chair of the CILIP LGBTQ+ Network Steering Group), with ‘new arrivals’ to the UK (John is writing a resource pack for libraries that are interested in becoming Libraries of Sanctuary), and with young people in care.

John is the co-author of Public Libraries and Social Justice (2010) and author of LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector (republished 2017). In 2014 he was awarded a CILIP CDEG Special Diversity Award.


Date: Tuesday 28th April 2020: 10.00am-4.00pm

Venue: Jury’s Inn Hotel, Nottingham.  Within a few minutes walk of the Nottingham Railway Station and on bus and tram routes – this venue is easily accessible.

Cost:  CILIP members £12 +VAT;  Non-members £15 +VAT inclusive of refreshments and lunch.


The closing date for bookings is Tuesday 21st April

Please note that if you cancel your booking on or after Tuesday 21st April or book and are unable to attend on the day, and are unable to send a substitute in your place, you will be charged the full price

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