An emerging paradigm for recruitment and retention By Alexia Hudson-Ward Workplace diversity management in our field has primarily focused on increasing the number of underrepresented populations among our ranks. Yet, an emerging paradigm shift that eleva ...
bgoldberg - 08/18/2014 - 16:14 - American Libraries Magazine
Overcoming workplace status quo By Katherine Farmer An excerpt from Making the Most of Your Library Career, edited by Lois Stickell and Bridgette Sanders (ALA Editions, 2014). Making your mark Many thoughts percolated in my brain the day I started a ne ...
CFRANCIS - 07/07/2014 - 16:04 - American Libraries Magazine
Starting a dialogue on sexual harassment in libraries By Lisa Rabey In some ways, it is the subtlety of the act of harassment that allows it to be so often overlooked: When I worked in IT, sexism and misogyny were the unspoken accepted practice. I learned ...
MPERA - 06/10/2014 - 11:14 - American Libraries Magazine
By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...
LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine
One library staff's journey toward excellent readers’ advisory By Abby Johnson Can you provide excellent readers’ advisory without reading widely yourself? This question, posed to my Twitter followers (whose replies shared a refrain of “No way”), l ...
bgoldberg - 03/31/2014 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine
When library workers expand their horizons, so do libraries By Megan Hodge A superior way to innovate is to gather a varied mix of people to think about problems and solutions in much the same way that variety enhances a species gene pool. But getting eve ...
bgoldberg - 03/11/2014 - 17:00 - American Libraries Magazine
In August 2013, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and two other groups launched a Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication. Its first ...
geberhart - 12/02/2013 - 13:04 - American Libraries Magazine