LLAMA webinar explores implications of microaggressions

For Immediate Release
Sat, 02/21/2015


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer




CHICAGO — Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization's culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead library staff to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their physical or psychological departures from their organizations.   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the ALA Office for Diversity will present “Racial and LGBT Microaggressions: An Introduction for Library Leaders,” on Mar. 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time). 

This webinar will define microaggressions, cover racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBT people and discuss how this affects librarians and the potential implications for the future of the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • understand the concepts of racial and LGBT microaggressions and their potential effects on the profession;
  • be able to describe the manifestations of microaggressions in order to recognize when participants  or their colleagues may be experiencing these phenomena;
  • recognize strategies for addressing microaggressions in order to propose solutions to improve the climate at participants’ institutions.

Presenters: Alanna Aiko Moore, librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego; Jaena Alabi, English & Psychology librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, Alabama.

Fees: LLAMA member $49;  Non-LLAMA member $59;  LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199;  Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can't attend the live event?  No problem!  If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.