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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Walking Boldly Toward Biases

Several people I know attended the Public Library Association Conference this past spring in Denver (and hearing their tales of amazing sessions made me wish I had managed to attend, and filled with resolve to at least attempt it in 2018).   One session that several people spoke very highly of was a Big Ideas talk with Vernā Myers, talking about dealing with our biases, not by pretending we don't have them, but by recognizing them and then doing things to challenge them.  Disappointed not to hear the speech myself, I was excited to learn there is a TED talk (viewed by over 1 million people).  I highly recommend taking a look at it--it is relevant and important!

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