Inclusion on Campus: How Libraries Foster a Welcoming Culture
Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group, please join us for a lively conversation about inclusion on campus. Extending beyond hiring practices and programming, we hope to facilitate a discussion around the structures, systems, and processes that perpetuate inequality in the academy and in librarianship. In today’s politically-fraught climate, what ways are campus leaders addressing critical social issues such as racism and sexism within their organizations? How are organizations contributing to sustainable solutions and discourse that goes further than checking a box? And what can (or can’t) libraries do to foster a welcoming and inclusive culture on our campuses?
The discussion will be facilitated by Brian Leaf, Instructional Design Librarian at the Ohio State University. He was a 2009 ALA Spectrum Scholar and a 2010 ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow. While attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was an early driver of diversity efforts that led to creation of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Diversity Advocate Certificate. Currently, he serves on the Executive Board as a Member-at-Large for the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.
Please join us on Saturday (June 25) from 1-2:30 pm in the Hilton Orlando, Room Lake Eola A.
More info at: http://connect.ala.org/node/253554