Monday, May 02, 2022

SJSU iSchool Event: "Understanding and Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community" Webcast Symposium

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding sponsor of the Library 2.0 conference series, a partnership we have had for 12 years.

Please consider attending their free symposium coming up next Tuesday. Details are below.

An Authentic Lens: Understanding and Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community
Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Symposium

MAY 10, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM US-PACIFIC TIME

The SJSU School of Information is hosting a free online symposium in celebration of Asian and Pacific Heritage Month. The presentation will begin with a keynote address by ALA president Patty Wong followed by a panel discussion about library services for the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

To register for our free symposium, please sign up at:

  • Welcome (10 – 10:05 a.m. Pacific Time) – Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool Director

  • Keynote Address (10:05 – 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time): Patty Wong, ALA President and City Librarian, Santa Clara City Library

  • The Diverse Needs of the API Community (Panel Discussion; 10:45 – 11:55 a.m. Pacific Time) 

    Panelists include:
    • Jeanette Contreras, Director, Placentia Library District
    • Gayathri Kanth, Director, City of Palo Alto Library Services
    • Heidi Kim, PhD, Director, UNC Chapel Hill Asian American Center and Professor of English and Comparative Literature
    • Nancy Kim Phillips, Community Engagement Manager, Stokie Public Library
    • Michael Lambert, Director, San Francisco Public Library
    • Alan Shoho, PhD, Dean and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education
  • Concluding Remarks (11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)

To register for our free symposium, please sign up at:


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