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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Friday, August 11 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
How about a job in Iowa, California, or North Dakota? Exploring opportunities outside your comfort zone

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While recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce is a high priority in the librarian profession, data shows that it is often difficult to attract librarians from under-represented groups to certain geographic regions. Are MLIS graduates of color reluctant to consider positions in some locations due to a perceived lack of diversity, or concerns for the high cost of living, or other factors? What can these libraries do to reach out to minority job seekers and become attractive options? In this interactive workshop, human resource professionals will foster an open conversation with librarians about the risks and advantages of moving to unfamiliar locations for that first, or next job.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Agnew

Leo Agnew

Director, Human Resources & Diversity Programs, University of Iowa Libraries
Leo Agnew has 27 years of human resource experience which includes 17 years as an HR director in ARL Libraries. In his current role, he supports the mission of the UI Libraries by overseeing human resource and diversity program activities which include organizational analysis and... Read More →
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Kathryn Kjaer

Head, Library Human Resources, University of California, Irvine, Libraries
Kathryn is the head of library human resources at the University of California, Irvine Libraries, where she oversees librarian recruitment and the librarian academic review process. Prior to her human resources role, Kathryn held a variety of librarian positions in ARL libraries including... Read More →



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