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Feb 20, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Why Do I Stay? 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 many obstacles […]

Feb 22, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Preserving the Future by (Re)living the Past: Black Librarians and Social Change

Activism in the Black community is not new. Many African Americans have fought and died for change and an equal place at the American table. African American Librarians are no different. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of librarianship, but we’re still a long way from library staff reflecting the demographics of their communities. […]

Feb 23, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Changing the Lens: A Fresh Look at Ending Workplace Racism and Hostility in the Workplace

Summary We are in the midst of what some may call a "Great Awakening" concerning the importance and fundamental value of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our due diligence has produced some genuine empathy, which, hopefully, has us on a fast track toward internal, interpersonal, systemic, and institutional transformation. We are evolving in our relationship with […]

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

Uprooted, Nomadic, & Displaced

  Event Summary Library and information science careers are taking some of its workers all across the nation for new roles. These trajectories promise career growth, new opportunities, and some of the time, enviable salaries. However, while professional skills are gained and networks are broadened, these moves can be accompanied by loss, hardship, and challenges, […]