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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Ignite Session [clear filter]
Friday, August 11
 

10:00am

Journey Towards a Doctorate: For Working Professionals
For some librarians, obtaining a doctorate is a dream they wish could come true. It can be difficult enough to work out the logistics of balancing work and home obligations, without adding school into the mix. The presenter will discuss her journey of making the dream of obtaining a doctorate a reality. By careful examination of institutions, programs, and tuition costs, the presenter applied and matriculated into a program that best fit her needs. This program will allow attendees the opportunity to think outside the box, and realize additional options to receiving a doctorate besides taking the PhD route.

Moderators
avatar for Nichelle Hayes

Nichelle Hayes

Librarian in Charge of Center for Black Literature and Culture, Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL)
I'm interested in history, genealogy, community service and literature. Follow my blog https://thetiesthatbindblog.wordpress.com/. I'm the Treasurer of the Indiana Black Librarians Network, affiliate of BCALA, (IBLN). http://indianablacklibrarians.net/ Follow us on Facebook... Read More →

Speakers
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Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz

Assistant Professor/Librarian, Onondaga Community College


10:30am

Five Steps to Leading Library Staff Through the Valley of Change!
Managing library staff is no different from any other business and during times of budget cuts and transitions. Change is one of the greatest challenges an administrator or leader can face. Library administrators and leaders must learn how to manage staff experiencing frustration when faced with significant change.

Speakers
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Dorothy Hargett

Librarian, Head of Access Services, Regent University
Dorothy Hargett is a Librarian and Head of Access Services, at Regent University Library in Virginia Beach, VA. As the Head of Access Services she is responsible for providing leadership and overseeing all aspects of the management and functions of the Circulation and Interlibrary... Read More →


11:00am

Accolades and Acquisitions of the First: African-American Pioneers in Library Leadership

Participants will explore several African Americans who were the first to breach homogeneous institutions in librarianship. As the first, these African Americans leverage their achievements to enact an institutional culture of change, advocate for authentic leadership and organization integrity in the evolution of library services for African Americans.  Consequently, under their leadership, foster collaboration and forged partnership in librarianship for the self-actualization of African Americans pursuing careers as librarians.


Speakers
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Janice M. Young

Librarian, VA
Janice has worked in traditional and specialized libraries, and federal agencies, over the past two decades. She received her undergraduate degrees in Communications and Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Education from Regis University, and a Master of... Read More →


1:00pm

How about a job in Iowa, California, or North Dakota? Exploring opportunities outside your comfort zone
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
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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 →
avatar for Kathryn Kjaer

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 recruitments and the librarian academic review process. She coordinates and promotes diversity and inclusion efforts within the Libraries such as the library-wide... Read More →


1:30pm

Resume, Interviewing, and Salary Negotiation Tips for Librarians
An informal discussion/Q&A session where you can gain an insider's perspective on the librarian recruitment process from two experienced HR Directors. Get tips on how to make your application stand out and how to navigate the interview process. Find out how to be your own best advocate for professional development and career advancement. Explore negotiation strategies to ensure you get the most out of your offer package. All questions are welcome!

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 →
avatar for Kathryn Kjaer

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 recruitments and the librarian academic review process. She coordinates and promotes diversity and inclusion efforts within the Libraries such as the library-wide... Read More →


 

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