In Pursuit of DEI in a Complex Landscape
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has become an important topic across our community. In this session we will discuss how this affects us as organizations, individually and as a community. We will start with short presentations where each panel member discusses the approach of their organization to implementing and promoting DEI. We finish off with a hopefully lively discussion with the audience around concerns, issues and the responsibility that each of us has. We also hope to identify gaps and opportunities for collaborative approaches.
Central to the discussion is the understanding that while each library has their own approach to DEI, Ex Libris takes a holistic approach to its DEI efforts by focusing on commitments within three areas: employment practices, community relations, and its services and products. A key part of the approach is the recognition that employees and industry partners are central to ensuring the organization designs, builds and maintains products that serve everyone equally. The Ex Libris presentation will give a focus on the collaboration with the community a key factor in the development of products that are developed and created for all.
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