Call for Speakers: Diversity Career Night in RVA

On September 28, 2017, the Virginia Library Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Forum will present Path to Librarianship: VLA Diversity Career Night at Boatwright Library, University of Richmond @ 7pm.

This event will bring together librarians, educators, and library administrators to discuss the need for more diversity in Virginia libraries, explore barriers for entry into the profession, and provide information for those interested in entering the field of librarianship. The number of sessions and format of the program will be, in part, determined by the speakers. The D&I Forum invites potential speakers to suggest topics related to diversity in librarianship, diversity in hiring practices and recruitment, unique opportunities and challenges for minority librarians, and other related areas.  Please keep in mind that the intended audience is non-librarians interested in the profession, and topics should be accessible to that audience. Questions can be directed to Maryƛka Connolly-Brown at or

The Call for Speakers will remain open until July 1, 2017. Accepted speakers will be notified by July 15, 2017.

Call for Speakers Application: