Conversations That Matter: Engaging Library Employees in DEI and Cultural Humility Reflection
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Programs subcommittee at University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte’s Atkins library formed in 2019 and created a series of DEI-themed staff development programming to engage library employees. The programs, which included facilitated discussions, short presentations at staff meetings, and interaction with video or article content, were all intended to foster a culture of reflection and awareness. To accommodate changing necessities of virtual and in person work environments, the subcommittee transitioned their work to be applicable both online and in person with an educational hub to promote cultural humility practices. The subcommittee began assessing the results of this programming in an informal process and laid groundwork for a more formalized assessment to inform their future DEI work.
Truesdale, A., Looby, K., Lampkowski, C., & Moore, A. (2023). Conversations That Matter: Engaging Library Employees in DEI and Cultural Humility Reflection. Urban Library Journal, 29 (1). Retrieved from https://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/vol29/iss1/1