Core/ACRL Webinar: Bringing Intentionality and Inclusivity to the Academic Library Interview

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/26/2021


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

CHICAGO—Are you thinking about hiring? Join the Core Academic Interviews Project Team on Thursday, November 18 at noon CT for a free webinar to discuss our guide for interview best practices. Whether you are holding interviews online or in-person, we created a set of recommendations for interview processes that aim to be transparent and candidate-friendly, while mitigating the bias that is often inherent in long-held practices. At the end of the webinar, participants will understand which aspects of traditional interview practices invite bias; be able to identify areas of potential improvement in their own interview practices; and be familiar with new ways to structure interviews that are welcoming to candidates through an inclusive process. 

The Core Academic Interviews Project Team's best practices draft document and this webinar will address our recommendations for candidate-friendly interview processes that include addressing accessibility needs throughout the interview day. The draft best practices document is still open for anyone to view and comment, and provides a good idea of what will be covered during this free webinar.

Bringing Intentionality and Inclusivity to the Academic Library Interview
Live Webinar: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Presenters: Dr. Lori Birrell, Associate Dean for Special Collections, University of Arkansas; Xan Arch, Dean of the Library at the University of Portland; Kristin E. Martin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago

This webinar is co-hosted by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and is free and open to all academic librarians involved in hiring.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register for the webinar via Zoom.

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