Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace
Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran and Shamika Dalton will speak in conversation about overcoming biases and microaggressions in the workplace. As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace. We will define the various types of microaggressions that can result from these biases and offer practices for addressing and coping with them. Minimizing and addressing implicit bias and microaggressions can help foster a safe and inclusive work environment.
Details and registration of ACRL webcast: http://www.ala.org/acrl/onlinelearning/overcomingbiases
Date: Thursday, January 31 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Session Link: http://www.ala.org/acrl/onlinelearning/overcomingbiases