Manchester Metropolitan University, 11-13 April 2022

  • Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Who are our keynote speakers? Find out who is speaking at this year's conference and read their biographies and abstracts.

Emily Drabinski


Emily Drabinski is Critical Pedagogy Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

She has published and presented widely on topics related to critical information literacy, queer theory and knowledge organization, and the importance of organized labor and collective struggle.

Drabinski edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books.

 Marilyn Clarke

Marilyn ClarkeBiography

Marilyn Clarke is Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University of London. She’s a member of the Goldsmiths HR and Equalities Committee, the Goldsmiths Racial Justice Strategic Board, and, co-Chair of the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team, as well as co-Chair of the Goldsmiths Race Equality Group (BAME staff network).She is a member of the SCONUL Board, and a member of the CILIP BAME Network.

She leads the Liberate our Library Working Group at Goldsmiths; a decolonisation initiative. She’s been published in UKSG eNews, Art Libraries Journal (ALJ), and ALISS Quarterly. She’s spoken at several sector conferences including: NoWAL, ALISS, BLA, UKSG, CILIP,CILIPS, ILI, and Digifest, as well as at the publisher, Hachette, and to LIS students at UCL. She is a social justice activist, and has written chapters in the forthcoming publications, Critical library pedagogy in practice (Innovative Libraries Press), Nov 2021, and Narrative expansions: interpreting decolonisation in academic libraries (Facet) Nov 2021

Student Panel

The panel will be made up of students from Manchester Metropolitan University’s iSchool

  • Susan Connor

  • Ray Smith (he/they)

  • Imogen Webb (she/her)

  • Rachel Wilding (she/her)

who will be answering questions and giving reflections on their pre-recorded panel discussion, which will be available to watch before the conference.


Present @ LILAC

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Manchester Metropolitan University, 11-13 April 2022

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