Core Library Leaders and Managers Interest Group

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Purpose: Organizes, moderates, and distributes summaries of virtual and face-to-face discussions on topics of interest to leaders and managers at all levels and types of libraries.

This interest group is part of Core's Leadership and Management Section.

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  • 1.  TODAY: DEIA issues for Library Leaders and Managers

    Posted Feb 23, 2023 10:05 AM

    A gentle reminder of today's Library Leaders Lounge event at 9am PST/10am MTN/11am CST/12pm EST.  Participants can stop in for a minute, or stay for the entire session. The schedule/topics is as follows-you can click on the link for each session to register and you can register for as many sessions as you like.  Participants can register for today's discussion on DEIA issues by following the embedded link. 

    We hope to "see" you soon,
    Erik and Cinthya (co-chairs)

    P.S. We'll continue the series through June with the following topics and zoom check-in dates:




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    Erik Nordberg
    Dean of the Paul Meek Library
    University of Tennessee at Martin
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  • 2.  RE: TODAY: DEIA issues for Library Leaders and Managers

    Posted Feb 23, 2023 07:55 PM

    Many thanks to the 40 or so who joined our conversation today!  it was informative and, hopefully, fun too. These events don't work without YOUR involvement, so we look forward to your continued engagement with our spring series!

    Erik & Cinthya



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    Erik Nordberg
    Dean of the Paul Meek Library
    University of Tennessee at Martin
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  • 3.  RE: TODAY: DEIA issues for Library Leaders and Managers

    Posted Mar 01, 2023 11:48 PM

    Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for a great discussion around DEI-related issues. Here are some summary notes of our conversation:

    1. Recruitment and retention of diverse candidates continues to be a challenge

    2. One of the biggest issues is around being able to provide experiences for MLIS students who are finishing up programs and having some on the job time before graduation-some institutions offer trainee programs

    3. We also discussed various challenges associated with diversity residencies and the precarious employment conditions that typically occur with temporary positions

    4. Some institutions are offering full-time jobs after the residency

    5. We also discussed mentorship and ensuring that there are clear projects and expectations of what individuals in these roles can do-ideally their interests are matched with the work being offered

    6. We then shifted the conversation to discussing retention issues as well which circle back to organizational culture and how well DEI initiatives are integrated into the work of the library and supported

    Resources mentioned:



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    Cinthya Ippoliti
    Auraria Library Director
    University of Colorado Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; Community College of Denver
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