2021 New Librarians Symposium

The theme of this year’s event is Libraries and Labour: Organizing for Action. In it, we would like to interrogate what labour challenges the profession currently faces. What questions do you want to explore around labour, working conditions, and power structures? What does action look like for you, in the context of your role or organization? How are current provincial, statewide, or federal governments impacting labour? What are the most pressing labour issues our profession or its organizations need to address in order to survive? What does labour mean to you and how do you engage in asserting or fighting for your rights?

Programming for the day will feature discussions led by working professionals from across the LIS field, a panel of established librarians sharing their thoughts on labour, as well a hands-on, interactive workshop on how to effectively organize for action.