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Mar 27, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Defending Diversity: The Challenges and Opportunities for DEIA Positions in Libraries (Part 2)

FOR PRIVACY, THESE SESSIONS WILL NOT BE RECORDED Summary How are libraries still doing the work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) across their systems with or without dedicated staff? This three-part series brings professionals from all levels and types of libraries together to discuss how the work of DEIA is going and ongoing […]

Mar 25, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Why Do I Stay in Librarianship IV? — The DEI Perspective

As a follow up to popular series "Why I Left the Profession --DEI Perspective" --- "Why Do I Stay --The DEI Perspective" series is taking a closer look at resiliency and optimism in the face of many obstacles and challenges. This series was inspired by the wonderful Kenya Flash who passed away last year after […]

Feb 27, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Defending Diversity: The Challenges and Opportunities for DEIA Positions in Libraries (Part 1)

  FOR PRIVACY, THESE SESSIONS WILL NOT BE RECORDED   Summary How are libraries still doing the work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) across their systems with or without dedicated staff? This three-part series brings professionals from all levels and types of libraries together to discuss how the work of DEIA is going […]

Feb 7, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

AI Challenges: Taking a Critical Look at Racial Bias and Ethics

  Join us for a conversation about the basics of AI tools and the challenges around Ethics and Racial Bias. The presentation will focus on the following topics: Introduction to AI Algorithmic Bias and its Impact Representation in Training Data Fairness and Equity Ethical Use of AI Transparency Community Engagement Education and Awareness Ongoing Monitoring […]

Jan 30, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Breaking Barriers: HBCU Legacy, Future Investments, and North Carolina A&T’s Success Model

Summary Explore the enduring legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) despite historic underfunding and discuss future investment visions. Highlight the vital partnership between libraries and faculty, drawing inspiration from North Carolina's A&T successful model. Delve into the success story of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), exemplifying a decade-long trend […]

Dec 14, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

How to Build Organizational Trust in Chaotic Times

Summary With organizational trust, employees are better engaged with work and organizational goals. But the last three-plus years have impacted work in every way. Everything about how we work (virtual to hybrid to back to office), what we want for our work (equity in salary and benefits), and even why we work (changes with generations […]

Nov 1, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Why Do I Stay in Librarianship? — The DEI Perspective

    "Hopefulness and cautious optimism You are not alone..BIPOC librarians struggle to stay in the profession..it’s normal. " As a follow up to popular series "Why I Left the Profession --DEI Perspective" --- "Why Do I Stay --The DEI Perspective" series is taking a closer look at resiliency and optimism in the face of […]

Oct 12, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Internet Generation: Connecting with Gen Z in the Library Landscape

Summary: The next generation of students and library workers is purpose-driven with a global mindset. Not a monolith, they are the first generation to grow up without memory of a time before the internet. This generational snapshot will help academic librarians understand experiences and perspectives of our Gen Z students and team members. Panelists: Hilary […]

Sep 18, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Career Challenges & Experiences for Mid-Career/New Archivists and Librarians of Color

  Summary: Please join and listen to our panel of mid-career and new archivists and librarians of color as they share their career experiences. The topics include getting that first job, what would you have done differently in graduate school, what has been your greatest challenge so far, what has surprised you the most, have […]

Jul 12, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines

Summary Many library users believe that when they use a search engine, they are always getting factual, unbiased, and objective results. But search engines and the algorithms that power them are not neutral. This session explores some of the racial and gender biases found in search and looks at how these biases impact search results. […]