2021 Virtual LILRC Annual Membership Meeting!
9:45am - 10:00am - Registration (waiting room will begin at 9:45am, Check in will begin at 10am; Meeting will be locked at 10:15am)
10:00am - Welcome
10:05am - Business Meeting
10:35 - Keynote Address: Dr. Kawanna Bright, Conducting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audits in Library & Information Organizations: Overview, Steps, and Best Practices;
11:45 - 2020 Technology and Innovation Grant Recipients Presentations
12:30 - Farewell
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) audits offer library and information organizations (LIOs) a strategic method for assessing their DEI efforts. However, the execution of these audits can be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. With no standardized methods currently available, many LIOs find themselves struggling to even know where to begin process. This presentation will offer attendees an overview of what a DEI audit is designed to do, discuss the general steps to take when conducting an audit, and offer best practices for conducting an audit that will meet the needs of your organization. Dr. Bright will also share an example of an auditing tool currently under development that may be of interest to attendees.
Keynote Presenter: Kawanna Bright, PhD, MLIS, is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her PhD in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian for twelve years, with a focus on reference, instructional services, and information literacy. She earned her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003. Dr. Bright’s current research focuses on assessment in libraries, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in libraries, the application of research methodology to the study of library and information science, and the importance of the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries. Her work with Dr. Amy VanScoy (University at Buffalo) to investigate the reference and information services experience of librarians of color received a 2014 ALA Diversity Research Grant and was awarded the 2017 Beta Phi Mu-Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award. Among other projects, Dr. Bright is continuing her efforts to develop a standardized DEI assessment tool for academic libraries in the hopes of moving the assessment of DEI away from simply counting “diverse” employees.
Additional information about Dr. Bright
Technology and Innovation Grant Award Recipients:
- Bayport-Blue Point Library, Preserving Historian
- Lindenhurst Memorial Library, Digitization of Local Newspaper
- Northport-East Northport Public Library, Microfilm & Digitization of Local Newspapers
- Adelphi University, Build an Information Literacy app
- Great Neck Library, Mixed Reality
- Southold Historical Society, Broadening Access
- West Babylon Public Library, Explorer Steam Bags
Code of Conduct
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Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)
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