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Reminder to Register! Tune In Tuesday: Council Orientation Web Event-Disrupting Microaggressions: Engaging in Effective Actions

  • 1.  Reminder to Register! Tune In Tuesday: Council Orientation Web Event-Disrupting Microaggressions: Engaging in Effective Actions

    Posted May 26, 2021 02:15 PM

    Dear Councilors,

    This is a reminder to register for the special Tune In Tuesday: Council Orientation Web Event, titled: Disrupting Microaggressions: Engaging in Effective Actions. This orientation is strongly encouraged and it is the expectation that all current and newly-elected Councilors attend. If you are unable to attend please immediately notify the Governance Office at governance@ala.org.

    You will have the opportunity to select one of two dates, Tuesday, June 15th or Tuesday, June 22nd (4:00-5:00 p.m. EST). These sessions are envisioned and sponsored by ALA President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. and coordinated by the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. Alanna Aiko Moore will present on microaggressions and strategies for responding to them, and participants will lead breakout conversations based on scenarios.

    Alanna Aiko Moore is the Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Critical Gender Studies at University of California, San Diego, a position she has held for 14 years. Alanna brings a deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice and extensive experience working in a variety of settings. Alanna is a 2003 Spectrum Scholar and the Immediate Past President of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). Within ALA, she has served on the Steering Committee for Organizational Effectiveness, the Task Force for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and has chaired the Committee on Diversity. Prior to librarianship, she worked at social justice centered non-profits and community organizations. 

    DESCRIPTION: The effects of microaggressions are well documented. For those who experience them, microaggressions tend to create a hostile and invalidating climate. Not as well known or applied are the skills needed to intervene when microaggressions take place, particularly in ways that maintain relationships with patrons and colleagues. This interactive session will focus not just on microaggressions and bystander intervention but also explore how library workers may also perpetuate or be targets of microaggressions. Participants will explore personal experience scenarios and intervention strategies from various perspectives, including perpetrator, witness/bystander, and target.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Examine how microaggressions persist in LIS
    • Strategize ways to respond to microaggressions in real time
    • Explore how intervention strategies in common workplace scenarios may differ based on role

     

    Register for only one:

    When: Jun 15, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    (time has change from 1.5 hour to 1 hour)
    Register in advance for this meeting: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocO-qpz0rGtKJX66n2o2HmOKrgAaBOMQR

    When: Jun 22, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    (time has change from 1.5 hour to 1 hour)
    Register in advance for this meeting: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pceivrzIuHNWhuwUBRXSLjyhEbTjP-m0-

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



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    Julius Jefferson, Jr.
    ALA President
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