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The Ohio State University Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries welcome you to:

IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & ArchivesAugust 6 -7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Individual Presentations: A. They Just Aren't a Good Fit: Interrogating and Challenging Recruitment Strategies, B. Diverse Libraries Put their Strengths to Work: StrengthsFinder, C. Challenging Assumptions and Increasing the Diversity in Applicant Pools

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

Individual Presentation A:  They Just Aren't a Good Fit: Interrogating and Challenging Recruitment Strategies in Academic Libraries That Perpetuate Whiteness (Sojourna Cunningham, Jennifer Stout, Samantha Guss)
Academic libraries claim to value diversity and inclusion, yet we remain a profession that is 88% white. This presentation will interrogate academic libraries hiring practices and assumptions about looking for a good fit and reveal how these practices replicate whiteness within libraries.This paper will ultimately make recommendations on what libraries should be doing to create more equitable practices in hiring.

Individual Presentation B:  Diverse Libraries Put their Strengths to Work: StrengthsFinder as an Inclusion Tool (Donald I. Crews, MLIS)

Diversity in libraries should assure that a wide variety of positive attributes are represented in the staff. Inclusion should assure those attributes are ingrained in the library to provide the best possible services to the widest variety of users. Strengths is all about positive attributes. It provides a great way to bridge gaps and understand colleagues and patrons as people. This workshop introduces the StrengthsFinder assessment, explaining how it increases engagement and collegiality within a library's staff and how that positively influences service.

Individual Presentation C:  Challenging Assumptions and Increasing the Diversity in our Applicant Pools (Kimberly Burhop Service, Jennifer Garrett, Lisa Ruth, Teresa Tillman)
Discussions around best practices to increase diversity in our candidate pools are plentiful. We attend conferences, read articles, and see similar lists each time. But do those practices actually work? What else are libraries doing to challenge assumptions and unconscious bias to recruit a more diverse and inclusive workforce?

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Tillman

Teresa Tillman

Library HR Representative, Duke University
avatar for Jennifer Stout

Jennifer Stout

Teaching and Learning Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Talk to me about feminism, LGBTQ allyship, race in libraries, horror movies, and dank memes.
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Samantha Guss

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Richmond
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Jennifer Garrett

Director, Talent Management, NC State University Libraries
Jennifer Garrett is Director, Talent Management in the Libraries Human Resources division at the NC State University Libraries. In her role, she manages the recruitment of librarian and staff positions, including managing nomination, search, and appointment processes. She also serves... Read More →
avatar for Donald I. Crews

Donald I. Crews

Principal Coach, Crews Strengths LLC
The StrengthsFinder assessment and Strengths coaching help reveal individual's unique mix of hows and whys. Then they provide a way to better understand other's hows and whys. When we combine these two discoveries, great success, less friction and better outcomes happen. After 15... Read More →
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Sojourna Cunningham

Social Sciences and Assessment Librarian, University of Richmond
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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 →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr