Diversity

This session highlights a variety of micro-practices that occur when we are deliberate about making diversity a priority within our libraries.
This session provides advice for working with human resources, including crafting the job description and exploring infrastructure support; working through the recruitment process, including outreach to multicultural groups; and developing institutional and organizational support, such as scholarships, training, mentoring.
This session discusses the possibilities for a Diversity Committee's impact, from gaining buy-in from the organization leadership, to forming the committee, establishing mission statements and goals, introducing the committee, its mission and goals to the organizational community, and on to planning programs and activities.
This presentation helps diversity advocates utilize the available literature and research to explain why diversity is important for libraries and how it can be an asset for organizational improvement.
The session helps clarify what is meant by diversity, how it is a strategic advantage, and how many different people can contribute to diversity in the workplace.