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Wednesday, June 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
"‘It’s on our website!’: an analysis of resources shared online by NPOs serving vulnerable communities in the Annapolis Valley”

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Non-profit and community-based organizations (NPOs and CBOs) serve a valuable role in supporting vulnerable or historically excluded communities and acting as educators, advocates, and policy champions out in the broader community. An integral piece of their work is information sharing with their communities, allies, and the public through their websites and social media platforms. Speakers Maggie and Lynn seek to understand and describe the types of information that service, advocacy and activism NPOs and CBOs in the Annapolis Valley share on their websites as resources for site visitors and identify ways in which Libraries can support these important organizations in their information sharing. Descriptive and thematic analysis of NPO/CBO shared and sourced information lays the groundwork for a holistic understanding of their information sharing and needs while also identifying potential barriers to access and use. Join Maggie and Lynn for an informative session on their research and hopes for its future directions.

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Maggie Nielson (she/her)

Academic Librarian, Acadia University
Maggie is an Academic Librarian at Acadia University’s Vaughan Memorial Library. AsCoordinator of EDI, her role is to infuse the Library’s collections, spaces, and policies with theprinciples of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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Lynn Hart (they/he)

MLIS, Dalhousie University, School of Information Management
Lynn is an MLIS candidate from Dalhousie University who has previous research experience.They are pursuing a career within academic libraries with special focus on EDI outreach and/orliaisonship.

Wednesday June 8, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm ADT