Talking Faith? Safe Spaces, Difficult Conversations: A path to inclusion and belonging
My Van Nguyen
Diversity and Literacy Librarian, Greater Dandenong Libraries
My Van Nguyen Dang is a Diversity & Literacy Librarian at Greater Dandenong Libraries with 16 years public library experience. 8 of those years was working within the cultural diversity portfolio. My Van was once a co-convenor of the then PLVN (now PLV) Multicultural Diversity Services and Programs Special Interest Group (MSPSIG). She was part of the committee that delivered the 2017 MSPISG Digital Inclusion for Diverse Communities seminar and the 2018 MSPSIG and Local Studies SIG Stories Matter seminar. She is currently still an active member of the MSPSIG and a committee member of ALIA Multicultural.
Information Librarian (Diversity Portfolio), Greater Dandenong Libraries
Marijana is an Information Librarian with Diversity Portfolio at Greater Dandenong Libraries. Marijana has over 20 years’ public library experience working in different roles at Greater Dandenong Libraries. Prior to this Marijana was an English Language and Literature Teacher.
During her library studies she researched access to online multilingual resources and use of technology in the library, some of it published in Australian Library Journal.
She is interested in community languages collection development and community engagement programs. She has been contributing to the development of Talking Faith? Forum since its beginning and continues to advocate for the representation of Greater Dandenong’s diverse community in the libraries through an array of projects and programs.
Information Librarian (Diversity Support), Greater Dandenong Libraries