Category: Libraries & Education

7 tips on creating an inclusive workplace for introverts

7 tips on creating an inclusive workplace for introverts

Culture makes all the difference to an organisation. Therefore, it’s important to build a human culture that gives people a voice, respects diversity of thoughts, and allows employees to bring their whole selves to work. This means embracing, valuing and including the introverts in your organisation. Here are 7 tips for creating a more inclusive … Continue reading 7 tips on creating an inclusive workplace for introverts

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The art of wearing many hats

The art of wearing many hats

Lots of people wear many different hats. This year, I’ve worn more hats than I thought possible. I guess this is because I currently work in four different jobs. I am librarian (copyright), a Human Resources Officer (diversity and inclusion), a tutor (in higher education), and a freelance writer (I frequently write for 3 different … Continue reading The art of wearing many hats

10 tips for cultivating inclusion

10 tips for cultivating inclusion

Everyone has a role to play in creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment and culture. Here are my 10 tips for cultivating inclusion: 1. Know yourself Get comfortable with who you are – the dimensions of your identity, your culture and the lenses that inform your worldview. Do not assume that you’re not “ethnic … Continue reading 10 tips for cultivating inclusion

Diversity and inclusion in libraries

Diversity and inclusion in libraries

It’s a critical moment for those of us working in libraries to talk about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice, and for us to make it the center of our work. I’m fortunate to work in a ‘slashed career’ where I get to foster diversity and inclusion in different contexts. For three days … Continue reading Diversity and inclusion in libraries

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

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