Tag: libraries

10 traits of being an inclusive professional

10 traits of being an inclusive professional

This is the final part of my blog series, following my presentation at the 9th New Librarians’ Symposium ‘Deviating with Diversity, innovating with inclusion: a call for radical activism in libraries’. In my presentation, I acknowledged that we all have the ability to inspire change, take action and be leaders of inclusion. Inclusive leadership begins … Continue reading 10 traits of being an inclusive professional

10 ways to diversify

10 ways to diversify

This is the second part of a three-part blog series, following my presentation at the 9th New Librarians’ Symposium ‘Deviating with Diversity, innovating with inclusion: a call for radical activism in libraries’. Firstly, I want to say thanks to everyone who engaged in the first post of this series ’10 accessibility tips.'  Thanks for sharing my … Continue reading 10 ways to diversify

10 accessibility tips

10 accessibility tips

This is the first of a three-part blog series, following my presentation at the 9th New Librarians’ Symposium ‘Deviating with Diversity, innovating with inclusion: a call for radical activism in libraries’. In this first blog post, I’ll share some accessibility tips that I briefly touched on within my speech. Before I dive into these tips, … Continue reading 10 accessibility tips

Client engagement in libraries: from empathy to compassion

Client engagement in libraries: from empathy to compassion

In my ALIA Queensland Mini Conference presentation last year, I briefly spoke about importance of empathy and compassion in cultivating inclusive library services. I want to explore this topic further and discuss how empathy and compassion can transform client engagement in libraries. A lot of people think great customer service is about fixing things, solving … Continue reading Client engagement in libraries: from empathy to compassion

Curated resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity for libraries

Curated resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity for libraries

The following is a list of recommended resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity that will hopefully be helpful in nurturing inclusivity in your library. All these resources helped me with my speeches on diversity and inclusion at the ALIA QLD Mini Conference 2018 and the 9th New Librarians' Symposium.  Generic readings Do you want … Continue reading Curated resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity for libraries

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

Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

I love learning and I love professional development (PD) opportunities. PD is an important part of any career path, but more importantly, it catalyses lifelong learning. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how I seek, make sense and share my PD. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a critical part of learning and PD, so … Continue reading Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?