Presenter Information

Beth McNeil, Iowa State University

Location

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Start Date

6-1-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

6-1-2018 11:50 AM

Description

ACRL's Diversity Alliance unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in hopes of diversifying and enriching the profession. Program participants create one or more residency positions for members of these groups in hopes of giving them the necessary environment to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. The Resident has opportunities to network, present, attend conferences, publish, and rotate through the library's departments. ISU Library joined the Diversity Alliance in early 2017 and the Library's inaugural resident arrived at Iowa State University (ISU) in June 2017. In this presentation we will report on the first year of the new residency program, how this program benefits the campus community and report on the future of the Library Residency program at ISU.

Keywords

information literacy, academic libraries, leadership, human resources, personnel, diversity, equity and inclusion

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 11:50 AM

Enriching the Library Profession through Diversity and Inclusion: Iowa State University Library's Residency Program

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

ACRL's Diversity Alliance unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in hopes of diversifying and enriching the profession. Program participants create one or more residency positions for members of these groups in hopes of giving them the necessary environment to gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context. The Resident has opportunities to network, present, attend conferences, publish, and rotate through the library's departments. ISU Library joined the Diversity Alliance in early 2017 and the Library's inaugural resident arrived at Iowa State University (ISU) in June 2017. In this presentation we will report on the first year of the new residency program, how this program benefits the campus community and report on the future of the Library Residency program at ISU.