**Apologies for cross posting**

Early bird registration ends Friday at midnight for our new online training series, Organizational Planning for DEIA: A 100 Level Course, and there’s just over one week to go before the first class! So, if your small- to medium-size organization needs help planning a DEIA program or initiative, we encourage you to sign up now. This eight-week course, with weekly classes at 11.30am-1.00pm ET (Canada/US) from September 17 to November 5, will help organize your thinking by addressing questions such as: What needs to be considered? What will help lower the barriers to inclusion? Who needs to be involved? How will you measure progress? And more … 

Course moderator Dr. Antonia Olivas is the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian at California State University - San Marcos (the traditional territory and homelands of the Luiseño/Payómkawichum people). She will be joined by guest lecturers including Dr. Kawanna Bright, East Carolina University; Nikhat J. Ghouse, American University; Twanna Hodge, University of Florida; Lauren Magnuson, California State University - San Marcos; Alanna Aiko Moore, Subject Specialist, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Gender Studies, University of California - San Diego; and Mark A. Puente, Purdue University Libraries.

The course will cover:

  • Aspirations and Assessment (September 17)

  • Navigating Initial Sensitivities and Hesitations (September 24)

  • Vocabulary and Its Use (October 1)

  • Identifying Organizational Areas of Inequity (October 8)

  • Gathering the Data (October 15)

  • Analysis or What The Data Demands (October 22)

  • Communicating Organizational Commitment (October 29)

  • Implementing Change (November 5)

Registration numbers will be limited to ensure the best possible experience for participants, so don’t delay — sign up now

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks and best wishes

The NISO Team

P.S. We’re also running a series of three workshop webinars on metadata and DEIA, open to everyone — see the events page for more information and to sign up!


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