Reflecting Community: The Importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Staffing
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 204 ABC
Look around your library, who do you see? Does your staff mirror your library audience? Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in library staffing provides a vital sense of place for members of your community. During this interactive session, attendees will learn the differences between equity, diversity, and inclusion, why each is important to the culture of your library, and take away best practices for shaping a library staff that represents the communities that they serve.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Understand the differences between equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) 2: Gain examples of how to begin the initial planning and implementation of EDI best practices 3: Benefit from the idea-sharing portion of the session, an informal format will provide a safe space for attendees to ask questions, share experiences, and offer insight
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: High interaction (examples: facilitated discussion; small group collaborative work; hands-on activity or application)
Tags: Staffing, Diversity, Human Resources, Inclusion, Librarianship, Personnel and Staffing
Christina Fuller-Gregory, Makerspace Librarian
Spartanburg County Public Libraries , Spartanburg , SC
This program will be presented by 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders Team A: Antonio Apodaca, Christina Fuller-Gregory, Brian Hulsey, Petra Pendroff, and Bethany Wilson. Team A's project, Advancing Diversity in Public Libraries, focused on collecting information from libraries throughout the country to discover the best practices for implementing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in library staffing and recruitment.