Registration for February’s Learning Live session, “Using the DEI Scorecard for Library and Information Organizations,” is open. Do your library’s mission/value statements, policies, and recruitment processes support a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? In this session, library Trustees/board members will learn how to support the implementation and use of the DEI Scorecard in their libraries, and how using the scorecard can support DEI in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of people of color. Friends groups and library Foundations will also learn how to use and adapt the scorecard for their own organizations and programming.
Heather Slania is the Library Director at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her mission is to help libraries actively create sites of belonging while centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. For over a decade, Heather has led museum and academic libraries, illustrating her passion for strategic planning, facilitating change, and holistically integrating library operations to support a user-centered experience. She is originally from Chicago, and would most want Francis Bacon to paint her portrait.
For more on how to craft and revise your library’s DEI policies, join us for “Library Policies and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Sat., Jan. 21 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern.
United for Libraries Learning Live sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Each month’s session will cover a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends and/or Foundations, followed by a Q&A and/or discussions. Sessions are open to all personal and group members of United for Libraries.