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The Role of Empathy in Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Recorded On: 07/21/2021

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Empathy is not only an essential leadership skill—it is vital to the success of any diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiative. How can law librarians exercise empathy to build a more inclusive library culture and address equity gaps in our institutions? In this session, we welcome a conversation between two renowned library leaders in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion: Dr. Adriene Lim, the dean of libraries at the University of Maryland, and Ronald E. Wheeler, director of the Boston University School of Law Library and AALL past president. In an engaging dialogue, the speakers will discuss their individual journeys toward empathy, the importance of empathy in librarianship, and how they apply empathy strategies to their work specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Recorded at the 2021 AALL Virtual Conference. Please note the opinions shared during the programs represent the views of the speakers and not of AALL.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Library administrators, supervisors, and members who are involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at their institutions or seeking to implement change in these areas.

TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the importance of empathy in their DEI initiatives.
  2. Participants will be able to identify strategies to build empathy into their work as law librarians.
  3. Participants will be able to apply empathy strategies to their DEI initiatives.

SPEAKERS:

  • Adriene Lim, University of Maryland
  • Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr., Boston University School of Law

COORDINATOR/MODERATOR:

  • Tina Ching, University of Oregon

AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level,  Management + Business Acumen

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The Role of Empathy in Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Recorded 07/21/2021
Recorded 07/21/2021