The Library Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee has created the following menu of workshops, online training, and lectures and encourages all library staff to participate in these library- and campus-wide educational opportunities. The committee will monitor participation via sign up sheets, surveys, certificates of completion, etc. Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of diversity, equality and inclusion within Emory Libraries, and the Emory community. We piloted the initiative for 2018-2019, and continue to work with Emory Libraries HR with formalizing an education program that recognizes employee efforts to grow in this area.
We invite Emory Library staff and faculty to choose one educational opportunity from at least two different sections listed below. It can be In-person workshops, the Emory Office of Equity and Inclusion Online Courses, Conference Attendance, Lecture Series, and more.
In addition, we have a curated list below of recommended DEI courses hosted by LinkedIn Learning. If you have a LinkedIn account, these are all available to you! If you don't have a LinkedIn account, you can join the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library to take advantage of their LinkedIn subscription at: https://www.fulcolibrary.org/library-services/library-cards-and-circulation-information/
Trevor Noah: "Born A Crime" 2016
Robert Franklin: "Moral Leadership: Integrity, Courage, Imagination" 2020
Amanda Gorman: "Change Sings" 2021
Ijeoma Oluo: "So you want to talk about race" 2019
Ibram X. Kendi: "How to be an Antiracist" 2019
1. An inspiring story about how Fort Lewis College is reckoning with its past as an Indian boarding school. I love that the college president didn't try to push back or delay the necessary response - he simply said "yes, you're right" and got to work. What's more, they are looking at the situation very comprehensively - including the removal of inappropriate exhibits and representations of the college's history, hiring more native faculty and staff, and improving retention and graduation rates of native students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPreU4ePKpk&feature=youtu.be
Emory Office of Equity and Inclusion Online Courses
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides online training to community members through the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS). To learn more about OEI training, contact: Maurice Middleton | Senior Director and EO/AA Compliance Officer. To review resources and courses available, please visit their Resources page.
For courses available on the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS), login with your Emory username and password. From the home page, follow the path below to access the courses:
In-Person Workshops (when and where available)
Professional Conferences (when/where possible)
Attend diversity/equality/inclusion presentation(s) at professional conference and bring back to your team for credit.