Project 20/20 – June Events and Closing Speaker

Virtual Scattergories Game Night – Friday, June 18 at 6:00 PM ET

Don’t call it a comeback! We had so much fun playing Skribblio that we’re bringing it back this month. Looking for a chance to flex your best stick figure and other pandemic-developed art skills? Join us for an evening of the Pictionary-style drawing game Skribblio. Whether you consider yourself an MS Paint Van Gogh, or you’re more of a Frida Kahlo, all are welcome! Game access information will be shared during the Zoom call.


Build Your Pipeline: Paraprofessionals and Professional Development 
with Adi Flory, Liz Graham, and Dawn Smith

Thursday, June 24 at 3:00 PM ET – Countless programs have been devoted to the rapidly evolving pressures facing libraries and efforts to navigate these challenges successfully (e.g., shrinking budgets, continuing appointment, change and crisis management). Less time has been committed to thinking about and discussing the role of paraprofessionals. If they receive professional development support: is it enough? Why aren’t more paraprofessionals earning library science degrees? Are there untapped opportunities to diversify the profession through more intentional recruitment of paraprofessionals? Join our knowledgeable panel of speakers as they discuss their experiences both working as and leading paraprofessionals in law libraries.


Project 20/20 Welcomes Ashley C. Ford
In Conversation with Kristina J. Alayan

ACF 1(Heather Sten)

Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 PM ET – Please join us for a conversation with Ashley C. Ford as our closing speaker for the Project 20/20 Series: From Transition to Transformation. A respected voice on topics ranging from popular culture and race to imposter syndrome and healthy boundaries, Ashley C. Ford uses personal experiences to impart lessons about navigating upheaval through the transformative power of imagination, and living an unapologetically bold, joy-ful, and authentic life. She has interviewed movers and shakers from Serena Williams and Missy Elliot to Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams. Anyone who follows her on social media knows she is the quintessential Renaissance woman sharing insight on everything from writing and personal finance to art and social justice.

Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, was published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford’s work is prolific. She is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast and co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio. She was also the host of the first season of Audible’s literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine’s Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019). Last year, she joined TIME as TIME100 Talks, a “weekly series that convenes extraordinary leaders from every field to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world.”


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