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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 20, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Crisis Communication: The Librarian’s Guide to Clear Communication Under Pressure

Summary In our current world, crisis is not an if it will occur, it’s a when it will occur. As librarian leaders, we want to be strategically prepared and proactive for crisis events. We may have qualified experts in headquarters who have crisis plans to help us, but when the crisis happens, we are the ones on the front […]

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

Unpacking Peace of Mind: A Librarian’s Guide to Calming Relocation Jitters

  Summary You work hard from 9 to 5. Does where you live from 5 to 9 work for you? Like a successful career, real estate investments can help you build generational wealth. And changing jobs can provide an opportunity to optimize your property ventures. Whether relocating across the country or across town, learn how […]

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 […]

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

Update for ASERL Members: Skilltype for Expertise Sharing

    Join ASERL members and guests for an overview and refresher of the library talent management platform, Skilltype. Founder and CEO Tony Zanders will perform a live demonstration of the software that’s now in use by more than 150 libraries and several consortia today. Key use cases for research libraries and their consortia to […]

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 […]

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

At First You Don’t Succeed: Lessons from two semesters in the credit-bearing classroom

  Summary Teaching in any environment involves a lot of trial and error, especially when developing lessons for the first time. In spring 2021, I taught a for-credit First Year Seminar focused on social media. The experience was trial-by-fire, as I had to navigate developing a full-semester course for the first time, teaching online (and […]

Apr 27, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

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

  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 […]

Apr 25, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Library Preparedness: Formalizing and Supporting the Diversity Residency Experience Using a Resident Centered Framework (RCF)

  Recruitment of diverse library candidates is often a stated goal and priority for many libraries and archives and one way academic libraries attempt to meet this goal is by creating diversity resident librarian positions. These diversity library residencies are temporary, entry-level professional positions that are designed to introduce a new professionals from underrepresented ethnic […]

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

Attracting and Engaging a Diverse Student Workforce at George Mason University (GMU)

Summary George Mason University Libraries was one of 10 institutions selected to participate in Hampton University's Grant Leading the Charge: Advancing the Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion of People of Color within the Library and Information Science Field, funded through Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-246407-OLS-20. Project leads and researchers Kat Bell and Katara Hofmann […]