Diversity Leadership Institutes

Diversity leadership can be accomplished from any position in an organization--from student assistant to library dean or director. The Diversity Leadership Institutes examine the concepts of diversity and leadership and provide hands-on techniques and resources to assist you in furthering diversity in your workplace. Institutes are sponsored by the American Library Association's Office for Diversity and the Committee on Diversity and take place prior to ALA Annual Conferences.  Read on to learn more about the Diversity Leadership Institutes!

Upcoming Institutes

The Office for Diversity will be sponsoring the Fundamentals of Diversity again in conjunction with the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Planning has also begun for the 2010 Diversity Leadership Institute which will focus on community outreach, partnerships and trust-building. Stay tuned to this site for more information as registration materials become available for the ALA Annual Conference!

Past Institute

Diversity Leadership Institute: Fundamentals of Diversity
June 26, 2008 . 8:00am - 5:30pm 
ALA Annual Anaheim

Are you on the road to success with your diversity initiatives? Whether you need a new game plan, or want to make sure all your bases are covered, join us for this exciting day-long intensive workshop on the fundamentals of diversity. Experts in the field will coach you to break-through success with sessions on effective planning for diversity, benchmarking and assessment, achieving organizational buy-in, designing an effective recruitment plan, and creating partnerships for change.

Keynote speakers

Loriene Roy 
About Loriene

Sandra Ríos Balderrama
About Sandra


Workshops & Speakers

Diversity at our Libraries: Using Institutional Assessment to Transform Your Library with Dr. Clara M. Chu: Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Information Studies

Diversity and the Bottom Line: Making the Business Case for Diversity with Mark Winston: Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

Hitting the Mark: Recruiting Strategically for Diversity with Patty Wong: County Librarian/Chief Archivist, Yolo County Library, Yolo County, CA

The Diversity Committee and the Plan: Your Library's Competitive Advantage with Valerie Bell: Chief Librarian, Branch Services, Ocean County Public Library

Registration Fees:
ALA/Division/RT Member $175, Non-Member $200, Student/Retired Member $150, Onsite $200 and up.


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