Start Date: 10/21/2020 10:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/23/2020 12:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: On-line via Zoom
Maryland Library Association
Session 1: Wednesday, October 21, 10am to 12pm with Tonya Aikens and Christie Lassen
Title: Get REAL (Racial Equity at the Library)
Description: Achieving racial equity requires commitment to an internal journey of learning, growth and action. In this interactive session presenters will cover development of REAL talks at Howard County Library System, discuss the parallel tracks of HCLS’ internal and external racial equity work and join participants in a live REAL conversation. Information and examples shared will provide perspective for attendees to develop internal racial equity work models appropriate to their unique systems. The presentation will conclude with Q & A and examples from the field.
Presenter will provide a pre-assignment (short reading and viewing).
Session 2: Friday, October 23, 10am to 12pm with Michelle Hamiel
Title: What If: Creating an organizational culture in which everyone thrives
Description: An organization in which everyone feels respected, trusted and valued is paramount to creating a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity. In order to do this one must first examine their work environment. The information provided is a first step in determining what is needed to improve your specific organization, in an effort to create a diverse and inclusive organization in which everyone thrives.
Presenter will provide a pre-assignment