Join us at the newly renovated Providence Public Library for Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2023: May 24-25, 2023

Thank you for attending the 2023 RILA Conference!

Keep Calm and Read On: Supporting Each Other in the Face of Challenges.

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Wednesday, May 24

Headshot of Emily Drabinski; white woman in glasses standing in front of a blue background

Keynote Speaker Emily Drabinski is Critical Pedagogy Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She publishes and presents widely on topics related to knowledge organization, information literacy, and critical perspectives in librarianship. Drabinski edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She is a contributing writer at Truthout. She will serve as president of the American Library Association in 2023-24.

Thursday, May 25

Headshot of Deborah Caldwell-Stone. White woman with blonde hair wearing glasses in front of a tan background.

Keynote Speaker Deborah Caldwell-Stone is the Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. She is a former appellate litigator who works closely with librarians, trustees, and educators on a wide range of intellectual freedom issues. She advises ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and its Privacy Subcommittee on law and policy concerns and has served on the faculty of the ALA-sponsored Lawyers for Libraries and Law for Librarians workshops. She is a contributor to the 9th edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual and teaches the ALA Editions’ e-course, “Privacy, Libraries, Patrons, and the Law.”

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