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Sep 15, 2022 - 12:00 pm ET/11:00 am CT

METRO’s Equity Mentorship Program from a DEI Lens (Lunch and Learn)

METRO’s Equity Mentorship Program is meant to support BIPOC students and early professionals in the library and archives field. Our intention is to create a curriculum that will aid BIPOC in their careers, while creating an opportunity for collaboration, community, networking, and mentorship. During this session, Traci Mark, Equity Mentorship Program Manager, will discuss the […]

Sep 19, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC Employees

In this session, Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant will highlight select results of their national survey and provide implications for libraries to consider in their racial equity work regarding the hiring, retention, and promotion of BIPOC employees. Panelists Kristyn Caragher is an Assistant Professor and Reference and Liaison Librarian (STEM) at the University of Illinois […]

Sep 28, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Looking at Virginia Shared Collections through a DEI Lens: Increasing Equity and Representation

The structure by which we evaluate collections is inherently problematic, as collections deliver value to users in many ways that are not always easy to quantify. This presentation will show the development of a number of VIVA programs and initiatives to assess and grow the diversity of the consortium’s shared collections both with direct, large-scale […]

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