Author: Nikki Andersen

My favourite “diversity” reads

My favourite “diversity” reads

Although I haven’t done as much reading as I’ve wanted to this year, I’ve noticed that the books I have read are more diverse. They’re written by diverse authors, with diverse experiences and address a lot of contemporary diversity issues. For those who want to diversify their reading list, check out some of my favourite … Continue reading My favourite “diversity” reads

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Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture

Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture

I believe everyone is a change agent. I also believe in creating a “speak up” culture in your workplace. Speaking up is important because in order to create change, people need to know. People who don’t know about certain workplace issues, wrongdoings or even opportunities cannot do anything about them. And people who want positive … Continue reading Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture

Diversity and inclusion in librarianship

Diversity and inclusion in librarianship

Diversity and inclusion is a huge passion of mine, and I believe it is critical to our work as librarians. We are advocates of social justice. Our work is crucial to democracy and the wellbeing of the communities we serve. The media constantly reminds us we are in political polarisation – racial inequality, gender inequality, … Continue reading Diversity and inclusion in librarianship

Openness & equity

Openness & equity

Education is often the floorboard in which we build our lives. However, limited job prospects and educational opportunities are a reality for many people, and these realities are often unrelated to the choices a person has made. For example, think of the job market – the crazy, increasingly competitive job market. People with multiple degrees … Continue reading Openness & equity