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IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & ArchivesAugust 6 -7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Individual Presentations: A. Getting from Summer Reading Programs to Library School, B. The Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Academic Librarians, C. Re-Energizing Our Recruitment Efforts

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Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A:  Getting from Summer Reading Programs to Library School: Thinking about the Professional Pipeline through the Library Experiences of Black/African-American Students (Amanda Folk, Tracey Overbey)
This presentation introduces a study exploring Black/African-American college students experiences with libraries, highlighting preliminary findings suggesting librarians should think about the pipeline into the profession as beginning from a young age. In general, these students lacked an understanding of the roles of professional librarians, which may be informed by the implicit bias they experienced in interactions with white library staff.

Individual Presentation B:  The Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Academic Librarians:  What's Been Done? (Dee Winn, K-Lee Fraser)
Although academic libraries in the US and Canada have implemented various diversity initiatives over the past few decades, the demographics of our profession have not changed. To date, White people represent nearly 90% of academic librarians in both countries. This presentation will share the results of a study that reviewed the initiatives used by academic libraries to recruit, support and retain diverse librarians in Canada and the US.

Individual Presentation C:  Re-Energizing Our Recruitment Efforts (Kimberly Burhop-Service)
In late 2017 this academic library created a task force to review current and propose new initiatives that could be undertaken to support the recruitment of a more diverse workforce. This presentation examines changes as a result of the task force, specifically, the impact on our search committees and how the task force and ongoing discussions across the libraries have changed how we think and speak about diversity in the recruitment process.

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Kimberly Burhop-Service

Dir., Library Human Resources, Duke University
Kim Burhop-Service is the Director of Library Human at Duke University Libraries. In that role she oversees and provides leadership for the delivery of key HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, staff development and compensation. Current... Read More →
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Amanda Folk

Head, Teaching & Learning, The Ohio State University Libraries
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Tracey Overbey

Assistant Professesor, The Ohio State University
After 15 successful years serving the third largest public library in the U.S., I enthusiastically embraced bringing my experience, professional goals, and vision to academic librarianship. Since joining The Ohio State University Libraries in 2016, I have continued to serve the field... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr