Quick reply in case you were undecided about Project Ready. I agree with
Liz's recommendation. I was fortunate to attend Project Ready twice, once
with Kara facilitating, then again with Donna and Kara together. It was a
fantastic experience and I definitely recommend it as it will be time well
spent with Donna.
Laura Cashell, (she, her) Director
D. A. Hurd Library
41 High St.
North Berwick, ME 03906
On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 at 11:23 AM Liz Davis <[log in to unmask]>
> I highly recommend this program! It truly has benefitted me both
> professionally and personally.
> Liz Davis
> Children's Librarian
> Waterville Public Library
> (207) 680-2605
> "The mission of the Waterville Public Library is to empower people and
> strengthen the community through the sharing of stories and knowledge."
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> behalf of Donna Wallace <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Project READY, Fall 2022
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> In conjunction with and on behalf of the Maine State Library, I will be
> facilitating a session of Project READY: Reimagining Equity and Access for
> Diverse Youth <https://ready.web.unc.edu/> this fall. As you may recall,
> Project READY is a professional development opportunity for librarians
> which focuses on relationships with, and resources and services for the
> diverse members of our communities. Although designed with youth in mind,
> the curriculum is an important one for any librarian who seeks to ensure
> diversity, equity and inclusion within their library. No matter where you
> are on your own personal and professional racial equity journey, this
> curriculum offers opportunities to deepen and extend your understanding.
> We are looking to begin on Friday, September 9, with our last class on
> Friday, November 18. We will meet for 10 weeks, via Zoom, from 1:30-2:30
> each Friday. (We will not meet on Friday, November 11.) Attendees will
> need to commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions. Sessions will
> not be recorded. The class size will be capped at 10. Attendees will earn
> 1 CEU.
> Before committing, please take a look at the curriculum as linked above.
> It is important that you have the time to complete the work before each
> session; some modules require more time than others -- especially those in
> the beginning. I can tell you, from experience, that it will be well worth
> your time.
> If you are interested in participating, please simply respond to this
> email. Likewise, don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
> Thank you,
> Donna Wallace* (she/her/hers)*
> Adult Services Manager
> Media Lab Coordinator
> Auburn Public Library
> 49 Spring Street
> Auburn, ME 04210
> Tel: 207-333-6640, ext. 4
> "...We need to get out of these frames of mind and states of emotion that
> elevate mastery over compassion, division over connection, and greed over
> care, separating us one from another and locking us in."* --Tia Miles,
> from "All That She Carried: the journey of Ashley's sack, a black family