There is also a panel at ALA on Sunday morning, June 16th, with Rachel Hildebrandt, Doris Gebel, Marc Aronson and Annette Goldsmith:
Conversation Starter: Other People's Voices: Using Global Literature in Translation to Reimagine Diversity in Libraries
Sunday, June 26, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W414CD
This Conversation Starter session seeks to be a springboard for a collaborative initiative between librarians, translators, and publishers to raise awareness of the significance and accessibility of literature in translation - not just adult fiction, but also children's and YA works, scholarly publications, and poetry. This session will provide an introduction to literary translation as a process and to the unique significance of global literature in today’s world. Most importantly, we intend to discuss a variety of concrete, collaborative project ideas, ranging from searchable databases to reading guides.
Through this dialogue, we wish to explore how we can increase the general visibility of international works in English translation and specifically the diversity that is embedded in these books and the perspectives they present. Whether an academic librarian or a YA blogger, a rural library director or a programming librarian in a large city, we would welcome your insights as we examine the various ways that librarians and translators can collaborate to encourage readers to diversify their perspectives by thinking beyond the boundaries of their own cultural and linguistic constructs.