Actively Inclusive: Libraries Speak Up!
2018 Spring Diversity Workshop
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The Academic Library Association of Ohio's Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that the Spring Diversity Workshop will be held at the State Library of Ohio on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The workshop will focus on libraries as leaders and supporters of inclusive communities. We are accepting proposals for sessions that will showcase libraries’ efforts toward reaching underserved and diverse populations, participating in challenging conversations in our communities, and promoting equity and inclusive practice. We anticipate presentations which last around 45 minutes. Proposals from all types of libraries and library staff in all roles are welcome.
Initial proposals should be 200 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s), as well as links to any publicly viewable electronic materials referenced. Visit here to submit your proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/nseH3J0MfdAIMJ003
2016 Fall Workshop (October 6, 2016)
Outreach: Building Collaborations that Support Campus Diversity
2015 ALAO Annual Conference
The Diversity Committee sponsored the session “Libraries: Heart of the University AND the Community” at the 2015 ALAO Annual Conference on November 20, 2015. Trevor Dawes, who was then Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, spoke broadly about academic library outreach to communities and specifically toward reaching underserved populations. Using the backdrop of the events that unfolded near St. Louis following the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Dawes described ways in which an academic library can respond to community needs and provide resources.
2015 Spring Workshop (June 5, 2015)
Serving Our Veteran: A Call to Action
2014 ALAO Annual Conference
The Diversity Committee sponsored the session Got Your 6: Library Support for Student Veterans at the 2014 ALAO Annual Conference on November 14, 2014. The presenter Karen Evans (Indiana State University) provided an overview of how librarians can support veterans in transitioning from a structured military life into the life of a successful student. She reviewed distinctive characteristics of veterans and how those characteristics impact their educational goals and issues veterans face and how those issues influence their ability to learn and retain information.
2014 Spring Workshop (April 25, 2014)
The Diversity Committee’s Spring Workshop was held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at OHIONET in Columbus. This Eracism Workshop was facilitated by Simone G. Polk, Assistant Vice President for Student Services at Wright State University. Ms. Polk engaged workshop attendees with thought-provoking discussion and participative activities about diversity, inclusion, racism, discrimination, and assumptions and stereotypes. She shared valuable tools for tolerance and for building an inclusive workplace. The day ended with a “Closing the Circle” activity in which participants celebrated their similarities and differences. Thank you to Ms. Polk and workshop attendees for an outstanding experience!
2013 Annual Conference Sponsored Event
Programming Prowess: Transform Your Library with Engaging Events. Katy Kelly, Communications and Outreach Librarian at the University of Dayton, presented the session. Katy shared many great ideas for engaging the diverse intellectual, cultural, and social interests of your community. Her presentation is available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/roesch_fac_presentations/19/
2013 Spring Workshop (June 14, 2013)
Promoting diversity in your library
Library Diversity Committees, The Basics
Making the Case for a Diversity Committee!
Engaging Staff through Innovative Programs
Getting out the Word
One session will be presented by Eileen Theodore-Shusta (Director of Planning, Assessment and Org. Effectiveness), Ohio University Libraries:
Diversity Internships for Undergraduates and LAMP