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An Infopeople Webinar

December 13th, 2018 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

allyson canPresenters: Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan

  • Are you aware of the basics of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but unsure of how to move forward with staff training in your organization?
  • Do you need to convince anyone that EDI in the library is important?
  • Are you looking for training and promotion ideas?

It seems like everyone is talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but what does it really mean to put these values into practice at your library? In this webinar, the presenters will a provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries. They will cover topics such as staff and management buy-in, low-cost training, and how to meaningfully engage staff in an effort to create a workplace culture that is affirming, representative, and inclusive. Additionally, attendees will learn to develop their own practical, useful, and actionable plan for implementing EDI staff learning in their own library.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Be able to articulate the need for an organizational commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Learn how to attain buy-in from library leadership and staff
  • Have a foundation of resources to use when developing their own EDI initiatives
  • Have a "starter kit" of activities to implement in their own library (book/media discussions, Word of the Month)

This webinar will be of interest to library staff looking to further their library’s internal equity, diversity, and inclusion work.

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Presentation Material

Speakers' slides
Speakers' slides 3 per page
Handout - Resources