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Holidays and Libraries
Rethinking Our Programming
“Left Out”, Flickr user charamelody. Creative Commons Attribution-
Noncommercial license
Kids might not celebrate holidays due to:
-faith
-poverty/financial insecurity
-trauma or tragedy
-weak ties with family
“Welcome”, Flickr user alborzshawn, Creative Commons
Attribution license
Gretna Public Library, Nebraska
Rebecca McCorkindale,
hafuboti.com
Used with permission
“What if they complain?!”
“Complaint Dept”, Flickr user looneyhiker, Creative
Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike...
“What if they complain?!”
Thanks for your concern.
We want to make the library welcoming for everyone, including people wh...
“What about educating about different cultures?”
“Where does it stop?”
“Where does it stop?” cont’d
Most common allergies:
-dairy
-eggs
-peanuts
-tree nuts
-soy
-gluten
“I feel a connection when we celebrate holidays!”
Shared memories + Shared culture = “warm-fuzzy” feelings
Shared memories + Shared culture = warm fuzzies…
About DINOSAURS!
In conclusion:
-there is no way NOT to be exclusive in some way
-we strive to be AS INCLUSIVE as possible
-ESPECIALLY to m...
Contact:
Dr. LaShauna M. Dean, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CSAC
Email: DEANL3@wpunj.edu
S Bryce Kozla (@plsanders)
Email: brycesa1@gm...
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presented as part of a panel at the New Jersey Library Association Conference, May 17, 2016

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Holidays in Libraries: Rethinking Our Programming

  1. 1. Holidays and Libraries Rethinking Our Programming
  2. 2. “Left Out”, Flickr user charamelody. Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial license
  3. 3. Kids might not celebrate holidays due to: -faith -poverty/financial insecurity -trauma or tragedy -weak ties with family
  4. 4. “Welcome”, Flickr user alborzshawn, Creative Commons Attribution license
  5. 5. Gretna Public Library, Nebraska Rebecca McCorkindale, hafuboti.com Used with permission
  6. 6. “What if they complain?!” “Complaint Dept”, Flickr user looneyhiker, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike license
  7. 7. “What if they complain?!” Thanks for your concern. We want to make the library welcoming for everyone, including people who don’t celebrate [holiday]. I hope to see you at our [insert non-holiday program here].
  8. 8. “What about educating about different cultures?”
  9. 9. “Where does it stop?”
  10. 10. “Where does it stop?” cont’d Most common allergies: -dairy -eggs -peanuts -tree nuts -soy -gluten
  11. 11. “I feel a connection when we celebrate holidays!” Shared memories + Shared culture = “warm-fuzzy” feelings
  12. 12. Shared memories + Shared culture = warm fuzzies… About DINOSAURS!
  13. 13. In conclusion: -there is no way NOT to be exclusive in some way -we strive to be AS INCLUSIVE as possible -ESPECIALLY to marginalized groups
  14. 14. Contact: Dr. LaShauna M. Dean, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CSAC Email: DEANL3@wpunj.edu S Bryce Kozla (@plsanders) Email: brycesa1@gmail.com Brycedontplay.blogspot.com Digital handout: http://bit.ly/holidaysinlibraries

presented as part of a panel at the New Jersey Library Association Conference, May 17, 2016

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