Wednesday, July 20th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as topics are not only relevant to the work of libraries, archives, and museums, but often integral to the experiences of those who work in these organizations.
Given the importance of understanding the impact and influence of EDI, and all of the various ways that it can manifest, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start or where to focus our attention.
So, rather than try to briefly touch on the myriad EDI topics of interest, this workshop will take a more personalized approach where those who plan to attend will select the EDI topic(s) to be addressed.
Ready to take on this EDI Adventure? Sign up for the workshop and be sure to complete the quick topic selection survey by Tuesday, May 31st.
About Our Presenter: Dr. Kawanna Bright is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her PhD in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian for twelve years, with a focus on reference, instructional services, and information literacy. She earned her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003.
Dr. Bright’s current research focuses on assessment in libraries, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in libraries, the application of research methodology to the study of library and information science, and the importance of the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries. Her work with Dr. Amy VanScoy (University at Buffalo) to investigate the reference and information services experience of librarians of color received a 2014 ALA Diversity Research Grant and was awarded the 2017 Beta Phi Mu-Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award.
Dr. Bright is also a co-PI on a recently funded IMLS grant project that will utilize survival analysis to determine when and why BIPOC librarians are likely to leave the profession. Dr. Bright is a 2021 recipient of an ECU College of Education Profiles in Diversity Award and a 2021 recipient of a 2021 NCLA Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns’ LIS Instructor Roadbuilder Award.