Tagged: diversity equity and inclusion initiatives
This is a recording of the June 15, 2022 presentation: Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library. During the presentation the speakers described their experiences facilitating discussions on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the W. Frank Steely Library of Northern Kentucky University (NKU).
Presenters will describe their experience, as four white women, facilitating conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and share best practices for creating safe spaces for meaningful discussion. Presenters will discuss next steps and how they are turning these conversations into actionable and measurable library wide projects. The program will conclude with a brief discussion on initiating these challenging, but crucial conversations when your organization has historically lacked diversity.
Participants in this conversation will have the opportunity to share ideas and hear from their peers on a variety of topics related to management in academic libraries. The focus of the discussion will be experiences, opportunities, and lessons learned related to managing libraries in a pandemic and incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion and antiracist practices into our work and our workplaces.
Saturday, June 23 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Morial Convention Center, Rm 291-292 This interactive session brings together librarians who have taken a grassroots leadership role in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (DEI) at their institutions. In our current socio-political environment, DEI is a necessary core value of our...