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LILRC Webinar: Recruiting for Diversity
November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This program will address issues directors, managers, and supervisors need to consider when trying to increase the diversity of their staff. Attendees will learn what it means to be diverse and what specific issues need to be considered in attracting and recruiting diverse candidates. These issues include but are not limited to employment policies, organizational culture, and the promotion of an inclusive environment.
Loida Garcia-Febo , ALA President for 2018-2019, is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She has served communities as academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and New York. She has taught in 26 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, European Union Parliament, US Congress, NYC City Hall, NY State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York. She completed two terms on the IFLA Governing Board where she Chaired the Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP), co-founded IFLA New Professionals SIG, served in FAIFE and CPDWL, and is currently a member of the Management of Library Associations Section. Garcia-Febo is the recipient of the 2015 REFORMA Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award. She was named a Notable Member on ALA’s International Relations Round Table, and received the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award in 2010. Garcia-Febo holds a BA in Business Education and MLS from the University of Puerto Rico. She was born, raised and educated in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.