Inclusive Reads and Conversations with UWGB Libraries

A message from Paula Ganyard, assistant vice chancellor for Information Technology and Libraries, about upcoming programming:

“The UW-Green Bay Libraries welcomes all and strives to do so without criticism or judgment. We support the UW-Green Bay Civility and Inclusivity Statement through the resources, services, and spaces we provide. We are working towards diminishing and eradicating systemic barriers at our Libraries and Archives. We are taking an active lead in helping the University ask difficult questions, encourage tough conversations, help amplify voices, and magnify talents.

I am pleased to announce that the UWGB Libraries will be launching a new monthly program
called, Inclusive Reads and Conversations with UWGB Libraries. Each month a guest speaker will choose a brief reading based on a topic related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The university committee is invited to participate in the selected reading, and then join us in a virtual discussion on Microsoft Teams \the last Wednesday of the month from 12:15 to 1pm. The discussion will be led by that month’s guest speaker, and moderated by member of the UWGB Libraries Inclusivity Committee. And even if you didn’t have the opportunity to read the month’s selection, you are invited to join for the discussion. We are very excited to have  Corey King, vice  hancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs, leading our first discussion in February to celebrate Black History Month. (Details on this event will be sent out soon.)

We are looking for other guest speakers to select readings and host discussions for the 2021 spring and fall semester. Our committee has a list of topics to pick from if you need some inspiration, or you had a different topic we would welcome other ideas. Please see the attached document for guidelines on selecting a reading and topic and leading a discussion if you are interested in this opportunity.

If you have any questions about the Common Read Inclusive Reads and Conversations with UWGB Libraries program, reach out to the Library Inclusivity Committee Chair Sarah Bakken at or one of the committee members (Hannah Hacker at; Cindy Olson at If you are interested in signing up to lead a discussion, please fill out this online form. A member from our committee will contact you.  Thank you for considering this opportunity, and for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at UWGB.

Even, if you are not interested in leading at this time, we hope you join us for the program in the coming months. Keep an eye on your email for more information about the events. We are excited about this program and hope to hear from many of you soon.”

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