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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Educational Offerings Menu

Information about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion educational opportunities for Libraries & LITS employees

What is the DEI Menu?

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.

How should I use it?

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.

For example:

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/ 

  • Driving Change and Anti-Racism by Kwame Christian
  • Supporting Allyship and Anti-Racism at Work by Dana Brownlee
  • Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion by Mary Frances Winter
  • Confronting Bias: Thriving Across our Differences by Verna Myers
  • How to Speak Up Against Racism at Work by Dana Brownlee
  • Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander by Catherine Mattice Zundel

  

Menu of Offerings

Our DEI Little Free Library - on L1, in the Staff Kitchen at Woodruff Library
Current books - Highlights!:  Please know this is a moving target as folks take and bring books freely.  The latest on hand (as of Sept '21): 

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

 

YouTube and other Recordings: 

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:

  1. Under "self service," click "find learning"
  2. Type the course name in the title field
  3. Click "search"
  4. Click "enroll"
  5. Click "submit enrollment"
  6. When you're ready to watch the training, click "launch"
  7. Once you finish the course, the system provides a certificate of completion

 

 

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.