Librarians are the gateway for change in our communities, in corporate America, and educational systems. In 2020, our society is still attempting to find ways to include all individuals by fostering the awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The problem with this notion is many fail to conquer the first step, which is being open-minded. In a profession where we reach doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and most importantly our youth, we must step out of our comfort zones to learn beyond our educational practices. To truly assist in our profession, we must accept a new proposal: dismiss preconceived notions and practice “open-mindedness,” which is the first step to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Sustainability is now a core value of the profession but what
does that actually mean? Get in on the ground floor of one of the
most important issues facing our local and global communities
with the co-chair of the American Library Association’s Special
Task Force on Sustainability. From getting a better understanding
of basic concepts such as “sustainable thinking” and the “triple
bottom line” of sustainability to practical, applicable ideas in
the field, this session will provide an introduction to help
prepare you to become a leader on the topic of sustainability in
your library and for your community. If not you, then who?
This free webcast is part of the 3rd Annual Leadership Series on
pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional
organized by the co-chairs of the iSchool’s Leadership
and Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman,
Deborah Hicks, and Cheryl Stenstrom.
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of
transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and
thinking about how to implement policies of inclusion? This
webcast will share a basic understanding of the rich variety of
gender identities and experiences, best practices for working
with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to
begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and
transgender people. Participants will be introduced to
trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and
sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the
opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to
affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for
individuals interested in all types of librarianship and will
give practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve interactions
and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Guest
speakers are Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and
Correctional librarianship can be a rewarding career path or career entry point for librarians seeking to use their skills to improve lives and/or work with underserved populations. But what, exactly, is correctional librarianship? Where might you work, and what work might you do? Find answers to these and other questions about correctional librarianship by joining San José State University alumnus Matthew Colvin, senior librarian for the Salinas Valley State Prison, as he shares his career expertise.
Public libraries offer a wide variety of career opportunities. The job duties may vary, but there are some common themes in terms of what hiring managers are looking for in strong job candidates. During this career development webcast, Jesse Walker-Lanz, library administrator and head of Adult and Digital Services at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, will share how public libraries can offer the key to your career success. He’ll cover the strengths and background the Los Angeles County Library values in potential hires and what to expect during the interview process. Prepare for some surprising insights!
Recent SJSU SLIS grad, Jeff Frank, will discuss his thesis and the research he conducted while working on his thesis. With the tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Irene in the Northeast, this study of the impact of Hurricane Katrina is more relevant than ever. This presentation will especially be of interest to anyone who needs to create or update a library disaster plan.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time Location: Live using Elluminate