Date + Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Speaker: Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Truth Aid
BoK Domains: Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level
Our current national climate is seeing a rise in the open support of racism, sexism, extremist nationalism, and several other forms of discrimination. We want our patrons and colleagues to feel our libraries are safe, comfortable, and accepting working environments. Broad empathy and understanding of our diverse populations leads to increased professionalism, encourages respectful discourse, nurtures mindful interactions, sheds light on our explicit and implicit biases, promotes cultural exchange, and stimulates more positive, diverse, and welcoming surroundings to be enjoyed by all. These are goals we aim for in our law libraries, and in every working space. Discussing how to accommodate, critically think about, and embrace these shared stories is critical for our professional growth.