See you at ALA 2018

Headshot picture of Kiyomi Deards smilingHeadshot image of Leo S. Lo with glassess, smiling.If you’re headed for ALA consider joining Leo Lo and I at What They Don’t Teach You in Library School: Using Emotional Intelligence to Succeed as Academic Librarians of Color 4;30pm-5:30pm, Saturday June 24, 2018, McCormick Place, W187b. The program is open to all.

Abstract: Librarians of color enter the workforce prepared to fulfill technical, interpersonal, service, or scholarship duties but are often blindsided by institutional, systemic, or social factors surrounding race, color, religion, or ethnicity. Experienced academic librarians of color will share personal anecdotes and use the frameworks of emotional intelligence and career capital to help participants learn strategies to succeed in their jobs, craft actionable plans to achieve their career goals, and connect with their peers.

Not able to join us? The program will be recorded by ALA. We’ll also be adding the slides for the presentation, with some light speaker notes, and more related resources to the presentation web page about a week after ALA: http://www.leoslo.com/resources-ala2017-eq/