Facilitator . Librarian . Zinester
Hello, my name is Emma Karin Eriksson (she/her)
I received a Masters in Library and Information Science with Distinction from Pratt Institute in 2019 and a Bachelors of Fine Art in Writing with Honors from Brooklyn College in 2014.
I am an activist-academic whose personal and professional life is driven by a commitment to social justice. I believe in people over property and profits. In my downtime you can catch me practicing my handwriting, cultivating a scissor arsenal, and compulsively fretting.
Speaking engagements and presentations
Zine making workshops - including train-the-trainer, classes for kids, teens, college students, and educators
Facilitating meetings, consultations, and providing support to organizations trying to get organized
Presentation Polishing - making your slide deck the most accessible and easily understood by viewers
Upcoming Presentations and Workshops:
Putting Your Values into Action NYLA Annual Conference November 2023
Critical Reflective Practice for the Overburdened Library Worker Rest, Reset, and Re-Engage: Centering EDI in the New Normal October 2023
Creating a Welcoming Teen Space at Youth Services Section of New York Library Association Spring Conference April 28, 2023, presenting with Rakisha Kearns-White
"Uh, oh. People.": Building Your Empathy Muscles" Urban Librarians Conference 2022
"Uh, oh. People.": Building Your Empathy Muscles" - Keynote Maryland State Library Resource Center's Statewide Circulation Conference 2022
Fumbling Towards Radical Information Liberation with Prison Library Support Network Urban Librarians Conference 2021
Breaking bureaucracy and the status quo: A conversation about the the systems that shape library culture versus radical change Critical Pedagogy Symposium 2021
Trained in Bystander Intervention, Conflict De-escalation and Resolution and certified in Mental Health First Aid.