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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 […]

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 […]

Sep 14, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Personal Librarians: Building Relationships Across Campus

Summary Hear how Ms. Welber spearheaded Princeton's Personal Librarian Program in 2017 and leveraged technology to strengthen and grow the program.  During her presentation, she will walk us through the program's genesis, addresses the pitfalls encountered along the way, and reveals the solutions that led to its huge success among Princeton’s undergraduates. She also shares […]

Sep 7, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Wait? We’re Drawing? Engaging Visual Strategies for First Year Library Orientation

Summary: At the University of Memphis, librarians designed a highly visual lesson to improve first-year students' knowledge of library spaces. Incorporating research on the relationship between drawing, cognitive engagement, and recall, librarians sent students out to interact and explore the library with a series of guided questions and maps. When students returned, they created a […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]