DEIB Leadership at Every Level: Leading your Library with Intention

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Dawn Smith will lead webinar attendees through a discussion of policies, activities, responsibilities, and opportunities for library leaders (and leaders to be) to promote the tenets of social justice and equity inside their organizations and with outside partners.


People currently in law library leadership roles, both traditional (directors, deans, managers, middle managers/department heads) and non-traditional and aspirational leaders (everyone has a sphere of influence). 


The audience will explore ways to develop an environment inside their organization that is intentional about providing resources and support for the needs beyond the career ladder of your librarians and staff and how you can support them with DEIB values at the core of your intentions. 


  • Dawn Smith, Yale University Law Library


  • Cornell H. Winston, United States Attorney's Office

AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every LevelManagement + Business Acumen

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Dawn Smith is the Associate Director for Technical Services at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, prior to which she served as the Head of Acquisitions for the law library. Before coming to Yale in 2018 she served for nearly a decade in both public and technical service librarian roles at Loyola Law School - Los Angeles. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and has served on several committees, caucuses and special interest sections of that organization including five years on the executive board of the Black Caucus of AALL. During her tenure as Chair of the Caucus it changed its status from a Caucus to a Special Interest Section of which she served as the inaugural Immediate Past Chair of the Black Law Librarians Special Interest Section of AALL. She has presented at conferences on various topics such as inclusive hiring and management practices, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in collection development, recruitment, and retention initiatives, as well as integrated library system updates, library acquisitions workflows, and print and electronic serials processing training. Dawn also serves on several Yale specific committees including the Yale Law School Staff Anti-Racism Working Group, The Lillian Goldman Law Library Anti-Racism Task Force, and the Yale University Library Advisory Committee on Library Staff Diversity and Inclusion, where she currently serves as the co-chair.

Dawn holds a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, as well as her MLIS in Library Science from the University of North Texas. A Texas girl born and raised, Dawn is still trying to adjust to life as a New Englander, the cold winters make her wish for warmer days but the warm people she has found in Connecticut make her proud to call the region home. 


DEIB Leadership at Every Level: Leading your Library with Intention
02/02/2023 at 11:00 AM (CST)  |  Recorded On: 02/02/2023
02/02/2023 at 11:00 AM (CST)  |  Recorded On: 02/02/2023
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