Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Reflections on Onboarding in Academic Libraries

For Immediate Release
Thu, 01/19/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Best of Core Forum: Reflections on Onboarding in Academic Libraries” on February 14, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that over the next decade, there will be 15,200 library job openings annually due to “workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force.” If our profession hopes to recruit and retain diverse employees, it should consider onboarding practices. Onboarding can set a standard and expectations for work environments that are equitable and inclusive. We use autoethnographic methods to ground a discussion of our onboarding experiences to reflect on current practices. Attendees will learn about definitions of onboarding, current practices, and hear recommendations for improved onboarding experiences.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Best of Core Forum: Reflections on Onboarding in Academic Libraries
Live Webinar:
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Emily Cranwell Deinert, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
DeAnn Brame, Technology and Innovation Strategist, Region 2, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Amanda McLeod, Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

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 online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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