Event Title

Session 2: Women of Color in Academic Library Leadership: A Testimony to Resilience

Event Type

Panel

Location

Von der Ahe Family Suite

Track

Women of Color in Leadership

Start Date

13-7-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

13-7-2018 12:30 PM

Description

Women of Color in Academic Library Leadership: A Testimony to Resilience A senior African-American library leader, who has served in three types of academic libraries, will discuss the challenges librarians of color face in academic libraries and academic professional associations, such as culture, gender, isolation, microaggressions, and stereotypes. She will explore the duality of librarians of color: race and profession in white institutions, and how race may impact one’s job. This library leader will stress the ways in which minority librarians can avoid getting trapped in what she calls the “ghetto” of academic libraries. Finally, the presenter will provide advice for new and mid-career librarians on how to overcome barriers and obstacles in academic libraries, which can be difficult political organizations to navigate. This session will assist participants with identifying the knowledge and skills needed to have a successful career that will enable them to thrive in academic libraries and the academy.

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Jul 13th, 11:00 AM Jul 13th, 12:30 PM

Session 2: Women of Color in Academic Library Leadership: A Testimony to Resilience

Von der Ahe Family Suite

Women of Color in Academic Library Leadership: A Testimony to Resilience A senior African-American library leader, who has served in three types of academic libraries, will discuss the challenges librarians of color face in academic libraries and academic professional associations, such as culture, gender, isolation, microaggressions, and stereotypes. She will explore the duality of librarians of color: race and profession in white institutions, and how race may impact one’s job. This library leader will stress the ways in which minority librarians can avoid getting trapped in what she calls the “ghetto” of academic libraries. Finally, the presenter will provide advice for new and mid-career librarians on how to overcome barriers and obstacles in academic libraries, which can be difficult political organizations to navigate. This session will assist participants with identifying the knowledge and skills needed to have a successful career that will enable them to thrive in academic libraries and the academy.