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A Diversity Talk w/ the Ladies of CHI Omega

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 7:30 

Intentional Diversity Practices for Radically Inclusive Libraries 

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 - New England Library Association (NELA), Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Mystic, CT. 3:30 p.m. 

Diverse Books Finder:  A Webinar

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Online Webinar presented by Divers Book Finders.  


Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Roundtable (EMIERT)- Awards Presentation

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 - American Library Association's Annual Conference - Washington, DC.


Diversity that Matter

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Kentucky Public Library Conference - Lexington, Kentucky

Moving Diversity Forward:  Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Reading for Youth, Kane County 

  • Friday, March 1, 2019 - Kane County Schools - Batavia, Illinois.

Moving Diversity Forward:  Using Embedded  Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth 

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - American Association of School Librarians

What Everybody Ought to Know About: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Monday, January 21, 2019 - Valparaiso University's MLK DAY - Valparaiso, Indiana

Using Multicultural Literature to Teach Reading.  

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 - #AISLEd2018 - Tinley Park, Illinois.

Full Steam Ahead:  A Conversation on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with authors:  Hena Khan, Ellen Oh, and Ami Polonski. Moderated by Andrea Jamison

  • Friday, November 2, 2018 - #AISLEd2018 - Tinley Park

Windows, Mirrors, and Doors: Discussing the Value of Multicultural Books 

  • San Jose State University - Date: July 10, 2018 

Using CSK Books to Promote Literacy in Reading

  • American Library Association Conference (New Orleans) Coretta Scott King Panel Member, June 25,  2018

Bridging the Cultural Divide:  Why Diversity Still Matters

  • German Library of Congress (Berlin), June 14, 2018

Creating a Diverse Library Program for Youth

  • December 21, 2017 PCI Live Webinar

Diversity and Why It Still Matters

  • October 25, 2017 Salt Lake City Public Library System in Salt Lake City, Utah

How to Diversify the Diversity in Your School Library Program

  • October 21, 2017 Illinois School Library Media Association in Springfield, Illinois

Diversity and Why It Still Matters

  • June 25, 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Against the Waterfalls: A Journey to Healing

  • Missouri Black Expo in St. Louis, MO

  • My Seed of Hope Workshop Speaker in Westchester, Illinois

Diversity in the School Library Program

  • American Library Association Annual Conference in Reno, NV

Using Digital Storytelling to Reinforce Reading



Andrea Jamison is an academic librarian, lecturer, and writer.  She is known in the library world as a staunch advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion.  She is passionate about fostering inclusive learning environments for youth and creating avenues of access (in publishing, libraries, and schools) for groups that have been historically marginalized. 


As an avid reader, Andrea loves stories that invoke mystery, passion, and suspense. As a writer, her goal is to create stories that depict African Americans in ways that defy stereotypical roles. Although her passion is children’s literature, she loves writing period pieces and stories that speak to the social climate of marginalized groups. She has authored two books and several screenplays.  Andrea supports the work of independent authors and encourages libraries to do the same. 

Find her on Twitter: @achitownj

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