Collaborative Institutional Problem-Solving: Exploring DEI Initiatives and Five Case Studies Across Libraries and Museums
From Meredith Hale
This session took place on May 13, 2021, as part of the ARLIS/NA Virtual Conference hosted by the ARLIS/NA MOQ Chapter. Presenters include Claralyn Burt, Soumya Dasgupta, Emilee Mathews, and K. Sarah Ostrach. Two presentations highlight methods for action that detail inward facing initiatives to reform workplaces cultures, as well as outward facing public initiatives to engage stakeholders. Given the twin public health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice, the presenters discuss ways to take action. They share five case studies to encourage the audience to reflect on how they can make an impact at their institutions in the midst of the profound changes to our workplaces and our lives.