The NDLA Professional Series began in late 2022 with the August through December series about hiring practices.
Let's talk a bit about slow librarianship. What is it? How can we put slow librarianship practices in place to make the workplace better for all library employees? (Note that although the name includes the term "librarianship," the concepts and practices are inclusive of all library workers.)
Discussion session focused on the article "The innovation fetish and slow librarianship: What librarians can learn from the Juicero."
Glassman, J. (2017, October 18). The innovation fetish and slow librarianship: What librarians can learn from the Juicero. In the Library With the Lead Pipe. http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2017/the-innovation-fetish-and-slow-librarianship-what-librarians-can-learn-from-the-juicero/
Discussion session focused on the article "What is slow librarianship?."
Farkas, M. (2021, October 18). What is slow Librarianship? https://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/2021/10/18/what-is-slow-librarianship/
The inaugural set of discussions for the NDLA Professional Development Series.
Discussion session focused on the article "Normalize negotiation! Learning to negotiate salaries and improve compensation outcomes to transform library culture."
Geraci, A. & Farrell, S. L. (2019, May 22). Normalizing negotiation! Learning to negotiate salaries and improve compensation outcomes to transform library culture. In the Library With the Lead Pipe. https://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2019/normalize-negotiation/
Recorded speaker session by guest Gail Betz, MLIS, a Research and Education Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore serving the School of Social Work. Since 2019, she has been working on conducting research around the experiences of disabled academic librarians with the hiring process after comparing strategies with another visually impaired academic library colleague and realizing there was little guidance to rely on in these situations. She has also been fortunate to work closely with UMB's School of Social Work on accessibility issues and serve as a faculty advisor for their student disability group. She includes pictures of her two dogs, Fig and Cashew, in any one-shot instruction sessions she does and regularly receives questions about them from students.
Discussion session focused on two articles:
Betz, G. (2022, April 6). Navigating the academic hiring process with disabilities. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. https://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2022/hiring-with-disabilities/
Betz, G. (2022, June 22). Researcher's corner: Navigating the library interview process with disabilities. Hiring Librarians. https://hiringlibrarians.com/2022/06/22/researchers-corner-navigating-the-library-interview-process-with-disabilities/