Minding Our Own Business: The Value of an Organizational Review

Description

An organizational review provides valuable information to support organizational change and refocus the library. It also provides information to support advocacy with funders. This session will explain the process, outcomes and use of the information from the review.

 

Author

Margaret Law, Hank Smit and Deb Smith
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Conference Year

2020
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Never Waste a Good Pandemic: Covid and Alberta Libraries

Description

"Perfect is the enemy of good", "the only bad decision is no decision", "where is the opportunity here" were some of the common phrases that library directors across the province started using as library services shifted, and shifted quickly, during the provincial response to Covid-19. By the end of this session, you will hear what these three Directors learned about themselves, their organizations and what it means to manage and lead in ambiguity.

 

Author

Margaret Law, Ron Sheppard, Karla Palichuk
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Conference Year

2020
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Trans-Inclusive Hiring Practices

Description

CW: Discussions of Transphobia, Homophobia, Hate Speech, Suicide, Violence

 

As LBTQA+ identities become more widely acknowledged and accepted, it is critical that libraries ensure that their hiring processes are kept up to date and as inclusive as possible. This presentation is designed to assist potential hiring committees in developing best practices to ensure that these identities are not only respected, but that their presence does not negatively prejudice the committee against the potential recruit. It will primarily address transgender identities, but is broadly applicable to many others in the LBTQA+ community. By the conclusion of the presentation, you will have a versatile toolkit to ensure your library’s positions are truly open to all who apply.

Author

Samantha Allen (She/her)

Author E-Mail

sallan@ualberta.ca
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Conference Year

2021
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