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Friday, April 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Preparedness: Formalizing and Supporting the Diversity Residency Experience Using a Resident Centered Framework (RCF)

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Recruitment of diverse library candidates is often a stated goal and priority for many libraries and archives and one way academic libraries attempt to meet this goal is by creating diversity resident librarian positions.These diversity library residencies are temporary, entry-level professional positions that are designed to introduce a new professionals from underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds to the landscape of working in academic libraries. While it is clear that these diversity residencies help academic libraries meet their recruitment goals, what is less clear in diversity residency are frameworks that support diversity residents themselves and to help ensure their retention and advancement in the profession.

In this session, members of the ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG) Subgroup on Diversity Residencies will illustrate the process of creating the Diversity Residency Toolkit. Designed to be used by both hosting institutions and resident librarians, the toolkit contains both guidelines and assessment tools to help ensure the residency supports the resident’s professional goals and personal growth. The authors’ approach to developing the toolkit is rooted in our personal experiences as former or current resident librarians as well as the body of research on library diversity residencies, both of which informed the creation of a Resident Centered Framework (RCF). We argue that utilizing the RCF to formalize and support the residency is the most effective approach to contributing to retention of library professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Willa Liburd Tavernier

Research Impact and Open Scholarship Librarian, IU BLOOMINGTON
Hi! In my work I manage open scholarship resources at IU Bloomington Libraries and provide publication data and data analysis to library administration, as well as colleges and departments, for institutional decision-making. I am committed to advancing inclusion and belonging in my... Read More →

Michelle Peralta (she/her)

Resident Archivist for Yale Special Collections, Yale University Library

Maya Bergamasco (she/her)

Faculty Research & Scholarly Support Librarian, Harvard Law School Library
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Mallary Rawls

Humanities Librarian, Florida State University
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Laura Tadena

Library Management and Equity Consultant, Texas Library Development and Networking Division
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Ana Corral

Medical & Health Scicences Librarian, University of Houston
Ana Corral primarily supports the newly established College of Medicine with liaison services, research support, and evidence-based practices. Prior to the University of Houston, Ana was the Community Engagement & Research Librarian with the University Libraries at Virginia Tech... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT