NISO WebinarBuilding Diversity in the Workforce

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern, US & Canada)


This event will look at bias awareness and the difficulties of appropriately valuing diversity in a work environment. What are the implications for the library in terms of data collection, recruitment practices, and mentoring? How might library leadership encourage applicants from a broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds while avoiding any appearance of double standards? How might technology jobs in the library be made more appealing to a greater range of applicants?


Confirmed speakers for this event include: 

· Liam Sweeney, Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S&R; 

· Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College; 

· Samantha Bishop Simmons, Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas Libraries

Here’s what just one of those three speakers will be addressing:

“Operationalizing” diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace: Fostering a culturally competent culture through intentionality

Webinar participants will learn about Oberlin College Libraries' diversity, equity, and inclusion Taskforce that has identified five focus areas in which a DEI lens will be applied: people, services, facilities, spaces, and collections. Our goal is to foster intentional practices and philosophies towards a sustainable workplace model that is culturally competent. 

NOTE: Library Standards Alliance Members of NISO automatically receive sign-on credentials for this event as a member benefit. There is no need to register separately. Check your institutional membership status here


Want to pay for your library’s registration using a credit card? Use this form

·      NISO Voting Members and NASIG Members  $100.00 (US and Canada) $110.00 (International)

·      Non-Member $135.00 (US and Canada) $159.00 (International)

·      Student  $49.00


If needed, a printable form may be found on the NISO event page.


About Registration: Purchase of a single registration for either of the two above events entitles you to gather an unlimited number of staff from your organization/institution in a conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the day’s content.


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