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Webinar - Strategies for Writing More Equitable Job Postings: Results from Analyzing Librarian Job Postings

May 10, 2021 5:47 PM | Cameron

Strategies for Writing More Equitable Job Postings: Results from Analyzing Librarian Job Postings

May 20, 2-3PM EDT (11AM-12PM PDT)

Presenters: Amy Neeser, Wanda Marsolek and Joanna Thielen

While diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility (DEIA) is often centered in much library decision making, the hiring process has seen less focus. Many libraries/institutions have paused or slowed down hiring due to the pandemic. Now is an ideal time to revamp and reconsider longstanding hiring practices. This webinar will discuss results of two research projects that analyzed librarian job postings from a DEIA lens and then the discussion will broaden to the hiring process as a whole. We hope to provide general ideas and give attendees ample opportunity to share their questions, comments and experiences as job seekers, search committee members, and hiring managers. We will be discussing the following questions:

  • What are some DEIA activities/actions that your institution has done for job postings or the hiring process? 
  • How do you think job postings could be more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible? 
  • If you think you might receive pushback about changing how job postings are written or other aspects of the hiring process, how would you address it? Or if you have, how did you address it? 
Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, the webinar will not be recorded.

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