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Mar 21, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Doing the Work: Practical Equity-Centered Change Projects by Real Cultural Change Agents

  Dr. Nicole R. Robinson, founder and CEO of Cultural Connections by Design (CCBD) (visit: www.ccbydesign.org), a diversity education consulting company, has worked with galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMS) across the nation to implement equity-centered practices into the workplace. Over the past year, Dr. Robinson has worked with Rutgers University Libraries, Yale University Libraries (Connecticut), […]

Mar 13, 2023 - 11:00 am ET/10:00 am CT

LAA Webinar: Automated Accessibility Testing: Advantages and Pitfalls

This webinar provides an opportunity to share how accessibility was foundational to the development of the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries' new website, which launched in late 2022. The MSU team is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive, and responsive web presence for the MSU Libraries. They share their design processes and tools used to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 22, 2023 - 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT

LAA Webinar: Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions

Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions February 22, 2023 at 1pm Eastern Time Libraries are meant for everyone. While libraries have long claimed this to be true, exclusionary practices and inaccessible systems still exist and are extremely difficult to fully eradicate. The act of methodically creating a culture of accessibility hinges on […]

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 16, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Collaborative Community Voices: The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive

Sign up to hear about a recently launched archive documenting the black experience at the University of Pittsburgh through the years. Users contribute the content: photos, memories, and soon, audio and video. The project, “The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive”, is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Office of […]

Feb 15, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Overview of Gale’s Offer to ASERL Libraries — Spring 2023

Please join us to review Gale’s end-of-year offer available ONLY for ASERL member institutions! During this session we will be discussing Gale Primary Sources, Digital Scholar Lab, Case Studies, and eBooks. We’ll be giving an overview on how to take advantage of some incredible discounts topping off at a potential 55% off, good thru June […]

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

Worldcrunch, Why Local Is Global: International News For Your Community!

  Join Jeff Israely, Founder and Editor of, and Darrell W. Gunter, EVP, CCO of Worldcrunch as they present a fireside chat about Worldcrunch’s local culture international news service and how it will benefit your community. WHAT WE BELIEVE Worldcrunch was not founded to promote any one cause or political ideology. But there are certain […]

Jan 30, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

DEI Success Stories and Exceeding Expectations: Skilltype

The U.S. workforce is becoming increasingly diverse, with people of color now making up over 35% of the labor force. The proportion of people of color in the workforce will only increase with time, and experts project that racially and ethnically diverse people will account for over 80% of the working-age population by 2050. The […]

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 […]

Dec 6, 2022 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Textually Speaking: Narratives of 20th Century Racial Struggle, Resistance, and Resilience Through Primary Sources

Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, using a unique publishing model where funding and source material are pooled together from libraries and archives. In this webinar, Reveal Digital staff will introduce the ASERL community to two significant digital resources in development, Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents […]