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Fireside Chat with Visiting Scholar – Reckoning with Slavery and Dispossession

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Online Zoom, Registration required
Richard Graham, (402) 472-5410,
The University Libraries 2022 Visiting Scholar, Yolanda Cooper, Vice Provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian, at Case Western Reserve University will talk about her work as co-chair of the Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations at Emory University in a virtual fireside chat with the Libraries Dean Claire Stewart on Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m.

The main topics of discussion will be Dean Cooper’s work on Emory’s reckoning with slavery and dispossession including her leadership of the task force and developing a symposium. The program includes a Q&A session at 3 pm, moderated by the Libraries Associate Dean Charlene Maxey-Harris.

Event is free and open to the public, registration is required:

Yolanda Cooper serves as the Vice Provost & Lindseth Family University Librarian at Case Western Reserve. Prior to this appointment, Cooper was the Dean and University Librarian at Emory University, where she provided leadership and direction for the Emory Libraries including the Robert W. Woodruff Library, the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, the Goizueta Business Library, Academic Technology, and the Library Service Center, a facility operated in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology. Her responsibilities focused on articulating ways in which library services, digital scholarship, and informational technology can better support Emory’s mission and vision; implementing annual operational plans for Emory Libraries; chairing the Libraries Cabinet; and working with key library governance groups. She was also deeply engaged in campus DEI efforts at the university which resulted in chairing a Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations and developing a two-day hybrid symposium on Slavery and Dispossession.

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