Core Virtual Forum

Core Virtual Forum is excited to announce our 2020 Keynote Speakers!

Core Virtual Forum welcomes our 2020 Keynote speakers, Dr. Meredith D. Clark and Sofia Leung!

Both speakers embody our theme in leading through their ideas and are catalysts for change to empower our community and move the library profession forward.

Dr. Clark is a journalist and Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is Academic Lead for Documenting the Now II, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dr. Clark develops new scholarship on teaching students about digital archiving and community-based archives from a media studies perspective. She will be a 2020-2021 fellow with Data & Society. She is a faculty affiliate at the Center on Digital Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. And, she sits on the advisory boards for Project Information Literacy, and for the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies at New York University. Clark is an in-demand media consultant for diversity, ethnicity, and inclusion.

Sofia Leung is a librarian, facilitator, and educator offering tailored workshops, trainings, consultations, coaching & collaborations that employ anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks. 

She is currently an editor for the We Here publication, up//root, and a facilitator for the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program. Sofia is co-editing a book on Critical Race Theory in Library and Information Studies to be published by the MIT Press in 2021.

Mark November 18th and 20th on your calendar to hear these great speakers at the 2020 Core Virtual Forum 2020! Keep an eye out for registration and schedule coming soon.