DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2022
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The pre-conference for the 2022 conference will be:
Beyond Being “Good Colleagues:” Implementing and Sustaining Active Allyship Practices Within Academic Libraries
This important pre-conference session will explore how to develop and sustain allyship practices within academic libraries. Participants will engage with an insights-to-action approach grounded within the DEI literature that demonstrates how to implement a strategic framework (The Active Allyship Model TM) that emphasizes trust, consistency, and accountability.
Participants will gain new insights on thoughtful approaches to active allyship practices and the necessary elements to ensure these practices become sustainable.
Salter, N. P., & Migliaccio, L. (2019). Allyship as a diversity and inclusion tool in the workplace. Diversity within Diversity Management.
Warren, M. A., & Warren, M. T. (2021). The EThIC model of virtue-based allyship development: A new approach to equity and inclusion in organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-21
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is open to all committed to creating and sustaining allyship practices. Participants will engage in degrees of emotional “heavy lifting,” which is essential to effectively address bias and “-isms” that stymie meaningful DEI practices.
Alexia Hudson-Ward is the Associate Director of Research and Learning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. Her past roles include serving as the Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries for Oberlin College, a Penn State University tenured librarian, an award-winning entertainment editor, public radio promotions coordinator, and a Coca-Cola Company marketing manager.
Alexia is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Towards Inclusive Leadership (TIE), hosted by Choice Editions – a popular multimedia blog dedicated to illuminating insights-to-action diversity-centered research and discourse. She contributes service to the librarianship, cultural heritage, and educational communities by serving as a trustee of the Corning Museum of Glass and on the Board of Directors for The Center for Research Libraries, LYRASIS, and The Conversation U.S. Edition.
The recipient of several honors, including being named one of fifty "Mover and Shakers" by Library Journal in 2008, Alexia is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the MIT Libraries’ representative to the MIT Press Editorial Board, and an Advisory Board member of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is also a Harvard University Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians faculty member.
She received an MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh & a B.A. in English Literature and African American Studies from Temple University, and holds certificates in change leadership and negotiation from Cornell University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, respectively. She is currently a Simmons University doctoral candidate in the Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program.
Registration is open until October 19th, 2022.
Schedule (subject to change)
Registration at 10:30 a.m.
Presentation: Beyond Being “Good Colleagues:” Implementing and Sustaining Active Allyship Practices Within Academic Libraries - 11:00-12:00
Lunch and networking 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Unconference 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Wrap up and evaluations 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Social Event: Revive and Reconnect! - 7:00-whenever?
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