The three half-day events are designed to give a wide perspective of online library services in the time of crisis and unique ways libraries are meeting community needs. Learn what our colleagues throughout North America are working on, concerned by, and let’s celebrate our achievements together!

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Tuesday, February 23 • 9:00am - 10:10am
Welcome and Keynote: Resisting Achievement Culture with Slow Librarianship

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Meredith Farkas had achieved more by age thirty than she'd expected in her whole career, yet she never felt like she was doing enough. She didn't realize at the time that she was chasing something that could never come from career achievement: a feeling of enoughness. Meredith will share the ways achievement culture turns organizations toxic, encourages overwork, and keeps people chasing external validation. Slow librarianship presents an approach that rejects achievement culture and focuses on values-driven work, process over product, and gratitude-focused reflective practice. This presentation will explore strategies to support well-being, inspire workplace empowerment, and spark career clarity.

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Meredith Farkas

Faculty Librarian, Portland Community College Library
Meredith Farkas (she/her) is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College in Oregon. She is the author of the “In Practice” column for American Libraries and the author of the blog Information Wants to be Free. Meredith was honored in 2009 with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award... Read More →

Tuesday February 23, 2021 9:00am - 10:10am PST