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Social Responsibilities Roundtable Workshop: How to Overcome Our Biases
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When: Friday, November 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: McAlester Public Library
401 N 2nd St.
McAlester, Oklahoma  74501
United States
Contact: Stacy De Lano
(405) 525-5100

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How to Overcome Our Biases: Candid Conversations for Oklahoma Librarians

Sponsored by the OLA Social Responsibilities Roundtable

When: November 4, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where:  Whiteacre Room at the McAlester Public Library, 401 N 2nd St., McAlester, OK 74501

Cost:  Non-members: $130 / Members: $65 / Library Science Students: $30

CEUs: .52


  1. Elisha Oliver, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology / OU
  2. Moriah Bailey Stephenson, MA Sociocultural Anthropology / OU

Description: As librarians seek opportunities to serve the public, we need to address our prejudices. During this workshop we will look at some of the unconscious views that we all have regarding “other” groups. Attendees will receive tools and learn how to acknowledge, accept and diminish biases. Suitable for all library employees.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 28


10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Conversation: What are biases?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Working Lunch: Previous Segment Cont'd
Lunch provided by Friends of the Guthrie Public Library
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Conversation: Who do we have biases against?
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Conversation: Why do biases exist? How can we address them? What can we learn?
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Wrap-up and Q&A


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