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Friday, April 21 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Critical Library Manager

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Oregon libraries work to meet the information needs of our communities, a mission that is dependent on teamwork. Library managers are tasked with leading, supporting and developing the teams that serve our communities. Social justice and critical theory are frameworks that are often discussed within library practice, but are only starting to be applied to library management practice. The more we discuss social justice, the more apparent it is that inclusion and equity are essential aspects of library management. This program will open with a brief presentation discussing the overlap between critical theory and library management, then we will open the discussion up to our panel. We will leave plenty of time for audience questions and wider discussion. The intended outcome for the panel discussion is to foster a robust discussion of how the incorporation of critical theory and social justice frameworks can improve our approaches to management and our service to our communities. The goal we are setting is for audience members to think critically about their own management practice and consider ways of improving equity and in their own organizations.

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Candise Branum

Director of Library Services, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Candise Branum, MLS is the Director of Library Services at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to managing a small academic library, she is a member of the OCOM Faculty and teaches information literacy to masters and doctoral students. Candise is currently a board... Read More →
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Molly Gunderson

Access Services Manager, Portland State University
Molly Gunderson is the Access Services Manager at the Portland State University Library. She graduated with an MPA from Portland State University in 2010 and received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2015. Molly is chair of the Communications Team at the PSU Library and... Read More →
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J. Turner Masland

Access Services Assistant Manager, Portland State University
J. Turner Masland is the Access Services Assistant Manager for Portland State University’s Millar Library in Portland, Oregon. He manages the department’s student workforce and well as the resource sharing unit. He is a member of the ALA Committee on Legislation sits on the Subcommittee... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center