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Dec 14, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Hopeful Endemic: Moving Forward with Team Building

The COVID-19 endemic is still a few years away from being an actual reality. It’s been a year plus of working from home, over a year of working hybrid, or a total return to our offices. Our life and work experiences over the last nearly three years have been about managing significant changes as well […]

Nov 18, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

The Reluctant Leader: Conquering stereotypes, imposter syndrome and rising to new heights

Stereotypes of gender, race, and culture often prevent BIPOC employees from rising to positions of leadership. Alanna and Elaina will explore the role of their upbringing as BIPOC women, their intersectional identities, and their reluctance of, and eventual taking on of leadership roles. Insight and advice will be offered to other hesitant leaders and/or those […]

Oct 24, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace

Leadership practice, style, and situational outcomes are important topics for anyone who wishes to hone their leadership skills or evaluate how they lead. How can a leadership practice manifest itself in one's personal professional goals and in the goals of moving the library field forward to more healthy workplace culture for ALL? During the webinar, […]

Sep 20, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy

There is strength in a consortium voice and through the agency of the consortium the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan. This presentation reviews the landscape of effective consortia advocacy work, while presenting an approach to developing an advocacy plan. Drawing from the recent book by the same title, participants will leave with […]

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 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 […]