Leading Libraries with EDI Values


Join two experts, Dr. Nicole Cooke, Augusta Baker endowed chair and professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina; and Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, associate professor, Latin American Studies Librarian (The Ohio State University) and Principal and Organizational Development Consultant with IMAGINE Lucha Lab, LLC, for a panel presentation. The session was moderated by Kelvin Watson, Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.


The topics included:

  • Language to use when discussing EDI in states that have banned certain diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives or programs, and ways to be mindful/intentional when discussing EDI in those states.
  • What does it actually mean to lead with EDI values?
  • What will leadership style look like and how to merge EDI into their style?
  • How to implement organizational training. What are the next steps?