On-Demand Webcasts: Diversity


On-Demand Webcasts: Diversity

2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Symposium
Self-Care, Challenges, Solidarity: Asian American Women Leaders

AANHPI Heritage Symposium May 26, 2023

Join the San José State University School of Information for its symposium in recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The keynote presenters, Annie Pho and Alanna Aiko Moore, will discuss the barriers and challenges that AAPI women library leaders face, issues within the community and the role of self-care, and how we work towards solidarity in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and BIPOC communities at large. 

The recording will be posted here when it is available.

Webcast Dr. Eric Endlich Luna Nombrano Larsen

Your Voices Webinar: Neurodiversity and College

Join our fourth and final webinar in the Your Voices: Learning, Listening and Sharing series featuring speakers Dr. Eric Endlich and Luna Nombrano Larsen discussing “Neurodiversity and College.”

Colleges are increasingly striving to address concerns around diversity, equity and inclusion, and neurodiversity is an important part of this conversation. This interactive presentation will cover the basics of neurodiversity, how society benefits from neurodiversity, and the impact of neurodiversity on the college experience. Students, staff and faculty members will learn how to be supportive allies.

Webcast Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, MSS, MLIS

Your Voices Webinar: From Lady Bountiful to Librarian Cute: Tracing Race and Gender in LIS

Join our second webinar in the Your Voices: Learning, Listening and Sharing series featuring guest speaker Gina Schlesselman-Tarango.

Abstract: Through a discussion of her “The Legacy of Lady Bountiful: White Women in the Library” (2016) and “How Cute! Race, Gender, and Neutrality in Libraries” (2017), Gina Schlesselman-Tarango will trace some of the political work that is performed at the intersections of whiteness and gender in libraries, demonstrating how that which surfaces in our field is illustrative and often in service of larger racial projects. She will end with reflections on what whiteness studies can offer to LIS and where it might fall short.

Webcast Xan Goodman

Humble Leadership as a Humble Practice
Diversity Webinar Series

This 60-minute webinar introduces the concept of humble leadership. Humble leadership is a leadership style developed by Dr. Edgar Schien, MIT emeritus professor of organizational psychology. This webinar introduces the idea of humble leadership as a pathway to engage in leadership as a librarian. Our guest speaker shares her thoughts about humble leadership using a framework of cultural humility to situate humble leadership as a humble practice within a developing framework of cultural humility for librarianship.

Webcast Max Macias

Moving Beyond Diversity to Anti-Oppression
Diversity Webinar Series

A presentation on how to incorporate anti-racist ideas, concepts and actions that can act as a model for anti-oppression library practices. Participants will be able to:

  • explain the concept of anti-racism 
  • identify racist policies, procedures and practices in their library
  • apply anti-racist concepts in the library
  • critique current library policies with an anti-racist analysis
Webcast Mimosa Shah

Beyond Platitudes: Making EDI Actionable
Diversity Webinar Series

Diversity and equity are fundamental values of librarianship. How can we take these values and make them actionable at our respective organizations? Learn how to create and sustain an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee at your library, including how to set goals, write a charge statement, and strategies that can be used to promote continuing education for staff on topics related to equity, indigeneity, accessibility, and inclusion. 

Webcast Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as Action: Designing a Collective EDI Strategy
Diversity Webinar Series

Will the next decade of EDI initiatives and research in LIS address what works, rather than what is missing? Social justice requires librarians to transition from simply discussing these values to embedding them through strategic action in a manner that is accessible and reproducible by the average LIS employee. Participants will be introduced to the EDI@OSUL project, an action-based tool for libraries (co-developed with Sandra Enimil) to explicitly determine how to approach EDI at the individual, unit and organizational level. Learn how to design an employee-driven EDI action plan for an organization while simultaneously developing in-house EDI leaders who can lead from where they are.