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NISO Webinar, Building Diversity in the Workforce, Presentation by Liam Sweeney

This event will look at bias awareness and the difficulties of appropriately valuing diversity in a work environment. What are the implications for the library in terms of data collection, recruitment practices, and mentoring? How might library leadership encourage applicants from a broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds while avoiding any appearance of double standards? How might technology jobs in the library be made more appealing to a greater range of applicants?

NISO Webinar

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Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — our issues and concerns, challenges and opportunities — is core to NISO's mission. Our events are a key element of this, with our popular webinar program at their heart. And, following the NISO/NFAIS merger earlier this year, all NISO members can now attend all 14 webinars in 2020 completely free of charge! This includes an unlimited number of places and full access to a recording of each webinar for anyone who is unable to attend the event itself.

Liam Sweeney

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Analyst, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S&R

Liam Sweeney is an analyst with the Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program at Ithaka S+R. His work focuses on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion among cultural organizations, applying quantitative and qualitative research methods to issues of demographic change, institutional culture, strategic leadership, and organizational structure. He holds a BPhil from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied English literature and economics. Liam is currently pursuing a master’s of arts in liberal studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.