Annual Conference Session
How do you as a manager or library leader handle incidents in your library of discrimination, micro-aggression, and interpersonal rejection? How do you build a culture that reduces the likelihood of EDI conflicts erupting?
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) President's Program presents a panel discussion for library managers and leaders on how to effectively manage challenging diversity, equity, and inclusion issues as they happen. Many programs help library employees develop EDI sensitivity and implement EDI initiatives within libraries, but we observe that when a work situation occurs that involves EDI issues, managers often freeze and do not know what to do - often forgetting basic managerial approaches to handling staff and patron conflicts. The panelists will describe how they would respond when presented with EDI-related scenarios based on actual events.
After a welcome by Lynn Hoffman, President of the Library Leadership and Management Association, Jon E. Cawthorne, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences, will offer an introduction on recent efforts to build library cultures that genuinely embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
ALA Unit/Subunit: LLAMA
Meeting Type: Other
Cost: Included with full conference registration.