Equity-Centered Library Leadership

Infuse equity into every part of your library leadership and administration, from hiring, onboarding, and retention to personnel management to budgeting and beyond.  

 

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Course Description 

Guest speaker sessions via Zoom:
Thursdays,  Sep. 29, Oct. 6, and 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET (recordings available)

Workshop:
Asynchronous, facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks

The last few years have proven that leadership in the workplace must adapt in order to create work cultures that live into their values and retain top talent. In this course, you will learn to develop whole-person, trauma-informed leadership skills to help you hire and manage staff, manage through crises with resilience planning, navigate board dynamics while advocating for your staff, and craft sound financial plans amid budget cuts. All of these topics will be taught with an equity lens that prioritizes radical empathy, vulnerability, and justice in your leadership practices to increase the safety of your library for everyone, including all staff and patrons.

This course has something for every level of leader, and will teach you how to lead up, down, and sideways. Whether you are an aspiring leader, a branch manager, a seasoned director, or somewhere in between, you will have the opportunity to participate in peer workshop groups to refine your skills with others in similar roles. Join us and learn tangible leadership practices that transform lives.

In the workshop, you'll complete assignments over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

The live sessions run on Thursdays, September 29, October 6, and 13, 2022 from approximately 2:00-4:00 pm ET (recorded for on-demand viewing) with an ongoing facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity!
 

 

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When you sign up early, you’ll have immediate access to our Early Access On Demand Resources—a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors along with rich, supporting materials in the form of readings, activities, and videos—to explore at your own pace.

Live sessions are also available on demand 

Can’t make a live session? All guest speaker sessions are recorded and available on demand following the initial broadcast.

Certificate of completion provided 

15 professional development credits are available

For support with online courses, please contact libraryjournal@edmaker.co

Group Rates

Have a team attend and increase your impact!

Discounted registration fees are available for groups of 3 or more. When you register your team for our online courses, they will be placed in the same small workshop group, where discussions and project-based assignments receive feedback from an experienced librarian.

Send us a request for a quote.

If your group prefers to work separately, just let us know.

 

By registering for this event you confirm that you have read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

For support with online courses, please contact libraryjournal@edmaker.co.

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Course Format

One-Week Timeline (Course Runs 3+ Weeks)

DAYS 1-2

On Demand

DAY 3

2.5 hours

DAYS 4-7

1-2 hours (optional)

 
   

PRE-LIVE SESSION

- Resources

- Discussions

- Bonus Content

LIVE SESSIONS

- Guest speakers via webcast

- Q&A via chat

- Recordings available on demand

WORKSHOP

- Project-based homework, applied to your job

- Personalized feedback from a facilitator

- Group discussion in a workshop setting

3-WEEK WORKSHOP

- Facilitator-led feedback

WEEK 1

Research and gather data

WEEK 2

Identify goals and priorities

WEEK 3

Create plan of action

       

 

 

Inspiring Live Guest Speakers + Facilitated Group Workshop for Project-Based Learning

 

 

Live session with Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Ansariyah Grace

Live Guest Speakers Each Week

  • Engage with presenters via live video stream, visual presentations, and chats
  • Map out your own equity initiatives with guidance from an expert advisor
  • Leave with refined, robust strategies designed to make a lasting impact on your community
  • Workshop tangible antiracist approaches to your work with input from peer groups

 

Online Course Features

 

Recordings of guest speakers

Recordings Available After The Live Session

  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live video stream (with recordings available afterward)
  • Instructor-led online course features personalized interaction over 3+ weeks

 

Facilitator-led workshop

Online Classroom Organizes All Materials

  • Workshop assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment in the workshop to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums

 

Early Access On Demand Resources

Early Access and Ongoing Resources To Support Learning

  • Supporting resources (articles, videos, worksheets) in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
  • Access all course content for six months after the course ends
  • Bonus: Register early and get immediate access to archival video recordings from related courses and other bonus content

 

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