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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]