[Eril-l] Core webinar: Acknowledging Student Labor in Libraries

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Wed Jan 19 18:34:36 PST 2022

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

Core webinar: Acknowledging Student Labor in Libraries

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

This is the first session in a three-part series regarding Access and Equity

Description: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors used
phenomenological research methods to conduct surveys and interviews of
student workers at an academic library. We intend to present the full
results of these surveys with transcripts from interviews with student
workers in order to elevate the voices of student employees to build a more
equitable and diverse workplace. We conclude with suggestions from student
workers regarding ways to incorporate students in the decision making
structure of the library as we move forward out of the pandemic.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

1. Summarize the benefit of incorporating student feedback into
organizational decision making;

2. Name at least two methods to improve student worker experiences in the
workplace; and

3. Evaluate their own workplace environment to identify areas of
improvement for student workers.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is
welcome to participate.


Alexis Juarez is a 2020 Arizona State University graduate with a degree in
Urban Planning and minors in Global/Design Studies. She worked as a Student
Ambassador for the ASU Library and now works for the Phoenix Public Library
as a Library Assistant with the College Depot. She will be starting at the
University of Arizona’s LIS master’s program in the fall.

Andrew Barber supervises library student workers at Arizona State
University and is a recent MLIS graduate from the University of Arizona.

Michelle Ashley Gohr (they/she) is a First Year Experience Librarian with
Arizona State University where she teaches information literacy to first
year students and provides research assistance to students and faculty in
women and gender studies, social justice/human rights, and other subject


Registration Fees:

Registration fees for single webinar:  Core Member $43; Non-member $59;
Group rate $129

Registration fees for 3-webinar series:  Core Member $103; Non-member $142;
Group rate $310

For additional information and access to registration links, see:


Core webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

If you have a question or need to make arrangements for special assistance
or additional accessibility, please contact Tom Ferren (tferren at ala.org).

Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.
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