Michigan Academic Library Association - Event Information
Building (More) Inclusive Libraries - Part 3 of Creating Inclusive Libraries Series
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The Collaborating Partners* organizations will host Creating Inclusive Libraries: Gender and Sexuality Awareness, an online event series on Tuesday July 7, July 14, and July 21, at noon.(EDT).
Session 3 - Building (More) Inclusive Libraries
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm (EDT)
Presented by Dr. Jessica Garcia
In this presentation we will discuss the business case for diversity and inclusion as it applies to library staff and members, introduce the concept of implicit bias and how it shows up, and actionable steps to reduce bias in our encounters.
Jessica Garcia, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of Hummingbird Solutions, LLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. In this role, Garcia offers business and community members the tools and resources to create and sustain inclusive environments for their employees, clients, and constituents. She has consulted with and trained thousands of participants across a wide range of industries in the public and private sectors providing interactive, customized services on topics such as best business practices; implicit bias and microaggressions; bystander intervention; inclusive leadership; recruitment, retention, and advancement; and inclusive teaching.
In addition to her work with Hummingbird Solutions, LLC, Garcia serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Garcia held a joint position in the Department of Sociology and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives at Michigan State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Michigan State University in Sociology.
*Collaborating Partners are:
Library of Michigan
Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA)
Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)
Michigan Cooperative Directors Association
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)