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Featured Speaking Engagement

Dr. Jervette R. Ward will conclude the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Awards Ceremony & President’s Program taking place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, as part of the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. 


The AASL Awards Ceremony and President's Program is an annual event featuring prominent experts on issues relevant to school librarianship and is open to all registered conference attendees.


The ALA Annual Conference is June 21-26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  

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to Speak Today

Need a commencement, honor society ceremony, writing workshop, founder's day, lyceum series, colloquium, Black History Month, or other occasion speaker?


Do you need a keynote or featured speaker for your conference or convention?


Contact Dr. Ward today.

Dr. Ward recently spoke at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education on Reality TV and Social Justice issues as part of the Elizabeth Tower Endowment on Research in or on Canada.

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Metaphysical Sister Scholars


Mission Statement

Metaphysical Sister Scholars (MSS) is an association of female scholars of color who are interested in advancing their scholarship and in creating a network of support for life in the academy. The biennial writing retreat provides an opportunity for scholars to gather and to work on various projects while providing feedback on each other’s work. The retreat is primarily focused on scholarly production, yet there are also opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation, and reflection.


2015 MSS Writing Retreat: Davenport, Florida

Theme: In the Spirit of Zora: Coming Forth as Gold

2017 MSS Writing Retreat: Gulfport, Mississippi

Theme: In the Spirit of Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Revolutionary Scholarship


If you are interested in the 2019 MSS Writing Retreat, contact Dr. Ward.

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