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Apr 26, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

How Trauma and Stress Impacts the Well-Being of BIPOC Library Workers

  Summary This presentation delves into the profound effects of trauma and stress on the well-being of library workers, with a focus on the experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) professionals. Trauma, whether stemming from singular incidents or prolonged circumstances, poses significant challenges to individuals' mental health and overall well-being. Through personal […]

Feb 22, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Unlocking Potential Through Art: Spark Student Curiosity with Primary Source Literacy

Summary How is learning enhanced when students are empowered to select, research, describe, interpret, curate and present primary sources for the public? How can collaborative exploration of primary sources and interaction with a visiting artist and creator enhance the learning of future library and museum professionals and other interested students? Sauda Mitchell and Miriam Intrator […]

Feb 7, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

AI Challenges: Taking a Critical Look at Racial Bias and Ethics

  Join us for a conversation about the basics of AI tools and the challenges around Ethics and Racial Bias. The presentation will focus on the following topics: Introduction to AI Algorithmic Bias and its Impact Representation in Training Data Fairness and Equity Ethical Use of AI Transparency Community Engagement Education and Awareness Ongoing Monitoring […]

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 […]

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

Why Do I Stay in Librarianship? — 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 […]

Sep 18, 2023 - 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Career Challenges & Experiences for Mid-Career/New Archivists and Librarians of Color

  Summary: Please join and listen to our panel of mid-career and new archivists and librarians of color as they share their career experiences. The topics include getting that first job, what would you have done differently in graduate school, what has been your greatest challenge so far, what has surprised you the most, have […]

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

Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines

Summary Many library users believe that when they use a search engine, they are always getting factual, unbiased, and objective results. But search engines and the algorithms that power them are not neutral. This session explores some of the racial and gender biases found in search and looks at how these biases impact search results. […]

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 […]

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), […]