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*NISO Webinar*, *Building Diversity in the Workforce

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern, US & Canada)

This event will look at bias awareness and the difficulties of
appropriately valuing diversity in a work environment. What are the
implications for the library in terms of data collection, recruitment
practices, and mentoring? How might library leadership encourage applicants
from a broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds while avoiding any appearance
of double standards? How might technology jobs in the library be made more
appealing to a greater range of applicants?

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

· *Liam Sweeney*, Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA

· *Alexia Hudson-Ward*, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin

· *Samantha Bishop Simmons*, Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University
of Kansas Libraries

*NOTE: Library Standards Alliance Members of NISO automatically receive
sign-on credentials for this event as a member benefit. There is no need to
register separately. *Check your institution’s membership status in NISO
here <>.

Here’s what those three speakers will be addressing:

*Understanding Institutional Values: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in
Libraries and Cultural Organizations*

*Liam Sweeney*, Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S&R:

Since 2014 Ithaka S+R has conducted a series of quantitative and
qualitative research on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion among
libraries and cultural organizations. By collecting demographic data on
staff in these industries, we have been able to generate benchmarks from
which change can be measured over time. In partnership with organizations
such as AAMD, AAM, ARL, DCLA and the Mellon foundation, findings from these
studies have affected policy change and informed discourse in the field.
With recently published qualitative findings from a series of case studies
conducted with relatively diverse U.S. Art Museums, we have sought to
understand how the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are fostered
through staff efforts.

*“Operationalizing” diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace:
Fostering a culturally competent culture through intentionality*

*Alexia Hudson-Ward*, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin

Webinar participants will learn about Oberlin College Libraries' diversity,
equity, and inclusion Taskforce that has identified five focus areas in
which a DEI lens will be applied: people, services, facilities, spaces, and
collections. Our goal is to foster intentional practices and philosophies
towards a sustainable workplace model that is culturally competent.

*Unpacking Whiteness in the Workplace*

*Samantha Bishop Simmons*, Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of
Kansas Libraries:

Hidden privilege in the work environment is a challenge experienced in all
facets of librarianship. Through work on the University of Kansas’
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Samantha Bishop Simmons seeks
to explode concepts of “whiteness” and privilege and how they shape office
cultures that are oppressive to people with marginalized identities. This
talk will look at the ways white privilege shapes the culture of the
academic libraries and will offer some suggestions for addressing privilege
in our personal and professional lives.

Want to pay for your library’s registration using a credit card? Use this
form <>.

·      *NISO Voting Members, CRKN and NASIG Members:*  $100.00 (US and
  Canada) $110.00 (International)

·      *Non-Members:* $135.00 (US and Canada) $159.00 (International)

·      *Students: *$49.00

If needed, a printable registration form may be found on the NISO event page

*About Registration:* Purchase of a single registration for this NISO event
entitles you to gather an *unlimited* number of staff from your
organization/institution in a conference room setting to view the event on
the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived
recording of the event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still
benefit from the day’s content.

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