2020 survey conducted by LYRASIS to understand DEI activities happening in libraries. Findings are presented on the following three topics: Policy and Infrastructure Recruiting, Training and Retaining a Diverse StaffMaintaining/Building Diverse Collections
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are fundamental values of the American Library Association and its members, and diversity is listed as one of ALA's Key Action Areas. This page includes Key Resources, Standards and Competencies, Major Initiatives, Partnerships, Policies and Ways to Get Involved.
Diversity can be a tough issue for organizations to deal with. Although many companies want to foster diversity, they often encounter barriers and challenges along the way to establishing and developing diversity in the workplace.
"Whether you are a first-time manager or a seasoned expert facing a supervision challenge, we have resources to assist you. Learn more about how to serve as a manager at the university, from legal obligations and compensation practices to developing your leadership skills and advancing CMU's diversity efforts."
Discover ways to effectively lead diversity efforts in your organization. In this learning path, leaders can learn how to recognize the business need for DIBs, create a truly inclusive workplace, communicate honestly and effectively, recognize their own biases, and accept the differences of others.
Women who aspire to leadership roles face unique challenges in today's companies. They are passed over for key opportunities, paid less than their male colleagues, and left out of critical networks. In this path, learn essential skills and strategies for success as a leader in the workforce.
Learn to become a leader others will want to follow. By first developing yourself as a leader, you can take on the most challenging leadership responsibilities: establishing and executing your strategic vision, executing against that vision, and harnessing your most powerful competitive advantage, your people.
Leaders at all levels are called on now more than ever to close the gap on what is promised and what is practiced in the area of diversity and inclusion. Learn how to lead an organization that includes everyone and leverages the diverse talents of all contributors.
People want to work for leaders they love. During what is expected to be an unprecedented "great reshuffling" of people and talent, learn how to truly support your direct reports, as well as yourself. Develop the ability to provide vision, purpose, and service to others.
Get the most out of your team while still honoring your company's values and earning your team's respect. Learn about strategic planning, leadership techniques, performance management, and methods used in successful organizations for motivating teams to reach their full potential.
Support the development of your employees' skills and abilities. Identify the developmental needs of others and help them thrive at work. Learn how to provide timely guidance and feedback. And learn how to motivate and direct people as they work—all while achieving your organization's objectives.
An Association of Women in Science (AWIS) resource about inclusive language. From the page, "While language is ever present, inclusive language may be more elusive. As it has seen a rapid rise in popularity, it also has lost much of its meaning along the way, making it effectively a buzzword. Talking about inclusivity helps raise awareness, but the much more important work is implementing it."
This resource offers a series of videos, a worksheet and some slides related to creating inclusive spaces. Some good tools from the slide deck by Mazin Jamal of Holistic Underground are:
● Land acknowledgement
● Community agreements
● Ask for ADA needs on registration
● Live closed captioning
● Have a sign language translator
● Have a volunteer person to help
● Make your slides legible
● Inviting participants to ask for support