Kathy, thanks for this post and these links! I’m looking through the Oakland Public Library Fake News workshop now!
The thing I hate about ALA Annual is that it is so enormous that it’s impossible to attend all the interesting programs. Yours sound like they were wonderful!
“Region, Race, and Research: Perspectives from Local History” sounds amazing and I’m going to read Mitchell’s NYT piece, it’s always great to see programming that reflects the location of the conference. Thanks for sharing your experiences, Kathy!
Thanks for the write up and all of the links. This is helpful stuff!
I’m happy to hear that the RUSA program highlighted how the historical narrative of the South and plantation life is expanding to include slavery and the enslaved. It’s a tribute to libraries that Laura Kilcer had to rely on their archival holdings to fill the gaps in the plantation’s history, since the plantation itself didn’t have historical records.