Powe blog

From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit your Collection and Why

August 24, 2022 

Join Kymberlee Powe to learn how to perform a diversity audit on your library collection. Kym will share what a diversity audit is, why we should audit our collections, why the structure of the publishing industry may make it difficult to cultivate inclusivity, and most importantly, why it’s important to build collections that are diverse AND inclusive.



King Coker Blog

Me Difficult? Nah, They're Difficult! 

September 7, 2022 

The core of library service is human interaction - whether between staff or with the public. Having a better understanding of what influences our behavior, and the behavior of others helps build empathy and improve our interactions. Join therapist Casey Coker and librarian Kevin King and discover methods to steer uncomfortable situations onto a healthier path. 



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Not Just for Art’s Sake: Visual Literacy Across The Disciplines

September 14, 2022 

What is visual literacy, and why should you make it a part of your information literacy instruction? Join Nicole Fox as she defines visual literacy and discusses how you can empower students across the disciplines to be effective and ethical image creators and users. Learn how to help students evaluate and find different kinds of images, with practical examples for a variety of classes.



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"Let this Radicalize you": Re-Envisioning LIS

September 28, 2022 

In order to serve students and community members in a radical way, particularly during difficult times, we must first be in tune with ourselves and our own capacities for empathy, hospitality, love, honesty, candor, and imagination. Join Nicole Cooke as she addresses the need for library professionals to engage in critical, or radical, self-reflection.



Pionke blog

Accessibility in Your Library 

October 12, 2022 

Join JJ Pionke to learn about what disability and accessibility are. Learn how to do a walkthrough of your physical space to see how accessible it is and join us for a Q&A to answer your accessibility-related questions.



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Successful Job Searching: Applications, Cover Letters, Resumes, and References

October 19, 2022 

How do you build a résumé or CV that will get you an interview? Are cover letters really necessary? Why complete the online job application when a résumé says everything? Who are the best references? Join Melissa Lockaby as she shares recommendations and guidance on how to get an interview by providing an application that highlights your accomplishments while addressing what employers want.



DeJong Blog

Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training

October 26, 2022 

No matter how much time and effort we put into developing charismatic one-shot training sessions or providing students with carefully crafted LibGuides, students still struggle to learn information literacy skills. Are there more systemic problems we need to address?  Join Mary DeJong as she describes what some of those problems might be, including students' lack of motivation, poorly designed research assignments, and lack of standardization in the vocabulary of information literacy.



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