December 12-15 Keynote Speech at the Serbian Library Association Annual Conference. Title: “Together we can: empowering ourselves to advocate in challenging times,” and Guest speech at the US Embassy/ American Corner in Belgrade, Title: "Access to Information for All: Libraries Building Communities"
Supporting Equity of Access and Net Neutrality in New York City
November 14-18 Keynote Speaker at the VIII Jornada Temas Actuales en Bibliotecologia (hosted by Medical Library in Mar del Plata, Argentina). Title: "Importance and impact of libraries in sustainable development: each one of us can contribute from where we are"
October 29-30 Meeting with my Advisory Board
October 5, 2017 New York Comic Con
September 24-26, 2017 Keynote Speaker at the Arkansas Library Association Annual Conference. Title: "Librarians Lead: Empowering Ourselves to Advocate in Challenging Times"
August 18-23 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2017
Here from left to right: IFLA's New Professionals, Donna Scheeder IFLA President 2015-2017, Colombian librarians, and speakers at the IFLA's Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) session. It was an honor to Chair the ALP Committee and the session.
August 10-11 10th National Conference of African American Librarians, Atlanta
July 28 Keynote speaker at the University of Puerto Rico EGCTI's Tarde de Logros. Title: "Sea intrépido en la búsqueda de lo que enciende su alma en fuego" (Be fearless in the search for what ignites your soul on fire)
July 26 Keynote speaker at NELA Diversity Summit. Title: "Libraries are for Everyone: serving the needs of our most vulnerable populations"
July 17 Launch of DA2I Report
July 10 - Visit to Montclair Public Library